When is Public Sector Training a Waste of Time?
So, this morning I’ve been asked to design a half-day programme for creating a culture of inclusion in a public sector organisation. The specific issue is addressing a problem of “Snowy White Peaks”; the majority of senior managers being older white males. My issue is not whether I can design such a training – clearly… Continue reading
Engaging vulnerable adults to become more resilient – through Clean Interviewing
You’ve probably read the stories about vulnerable adults falling victim to scammers. Some people are losing their life savings, their sense of wellbeing and their peace of mind. The scammers target them through the Internet, door-to-door and through mail scams. A story about scams, the elderly and mental health, appeared in the Guardian just this… Continue reading
What happens if your client wants systemic change but does not have buy-in from others or the authority to implement change from above?
This was the situation we encountered when we started working with the head of the NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) strategy group and the head of vulnerable families at a local council. We supported the two of them to take on the core Systemic Modelling philosophy and to alter their behaviours when managing meetings… Continue reading
Breathing in Blue by Clapton Duck Pond
Supporting disaffected young people to develop peer coaching and meta-learning skills to enable them to rejoin mainstream education. As you read this article you can substitute disaffected manager for disaffected teenager as the process I developed during this work is just as useful for both. Download PDF: Breathing in Blue By Clapton Duck Pond Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_Clapton#/media/File:Clapton_ponds_2.jpg