Reinventing Organisations at The London School of Economics

London School of Economics/RSA's joint Reinventing Work Networking Event - October 2017 Those in attendance, were either Fellows of the Royal Society of the Arts or soon to be, all of whom were evidently from the round of introductions, high achievers with practical experience of implementing change towards the new panacea of nurturing organisations to mitigate the corporate ills of self...
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Two faced apologies are not the best way to start shaping policy after Grenfell

Collective tears shed as the whole world witnessed what is suspected to be 100’s of people being burned alive in a tower block in North Kensington from all the cultural backgrounds that make up London’s population. The 24 storey 120 home Grenfell Tower block on Lancaster West estate, a devolved tenant controlled (TMO) council owned housing estate in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea...
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What is a Talent Development Framework?

Having been invited to take part a training course in the Netherlands entitled "talent development as a positive approach towards capacity building for youth (at risk) in order to prevent youth unemployment" in Spring of 2014; part of the application process was to describe my own experience in delivering programs to young people. As part of the course, which had participants from all over...
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Geoff Canada “Speaks it as it is” – Google’s ‘Breakthrough Learning in a digital age’ event

I have always thought carefully about the interventions I make in different forums. In the early years it was always based on heartfelt emotion, and the truth of the matter. Working within an organisational context, it becomes a little bit more sensitive to the surroundings and those in front of you. I am and have been guilty of trying to overload the discourse, with sometimes a little bit too...
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To all those on the fringes – Where’s the money coming from?

Community Development, Non profits and Voluntary Sector organisations are beset with that obvious challenge to their sustainability, "Where's the money coming from?" Providing the much needed services that these organisations are set up to deliver are always dependent on the individuals involved and the connections and track record they have. Many are often beguiled into thinking these types of...
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The Youth Worker

When a youth worker gets his or her first voluntary placement or paid placement, they are in a state of transition their late teens, early, mid-late 20’s or even early 30’s. There is already a sense of giving back and wanting to help others prepare for the road ahead which for the young person is daunting and could likened to a fairytale where the young adventurer traverses a path through a...
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