Kaizen Newsletter – January 2016

As we start 2016 we wanted to take a moment to reflect on last year, the work we delivered and the exciting partnerships we developed. These are incredibly challenging times for everyone in the community sector, but with the challenges come opportunities to think and do things differently. There is no way for us collectively(…)

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We all need to be resilient

We all need to be resilient

Last week I co-facilitated a session on resilience at the wonderful CreativeCollisions conference. Way over 100 youth professionals and young people spent nearly 2 hours engaging with the subject, focussing on the following question: • How can we increase resilience in young people and communities? This is a critical question and gets right to the(…)

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Where is the good news?

Where is the good news?

“Youth is disintegrating. The youngsters of the land have a disrespect for their elders and a contempt for authority in every form. Vandalism is rife, and crime of all kinds is rampant among our young people. The nation is in peril.”  Quote from an Egyptian Priest, circa 2000 BC It is all too easy to(…)

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Gamesmakers, Olympic Ideals & Legacy

Everyone is in agreement that the London 2012 Gamesmakers are doing a sensational job. They are a fantastic tribute, to themselves; to the British and non-British people who live in this country; to the spirit of volunteering and to the Olympics itself. To set the context for this blog, I have been managing Olympic programmes(…)

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