Archive for May 2014

Action Learning: a treat – by guest blogger Zoe Briggs

As a theatre professional in London, I struggle to find time to reflect on my work. Our emails, project work, meetings and phone calls keep us on our toes and don’t always leave space for much else. That’s why being part of an Action Learning set, established by A New Direction as part of the Cultural Education Progression Network, is such a treat… More

Meeting facilitation challenges using mindfulness techniques – bespoke CPD workshops

Being a facilitator isn’t always easy and group facilitation can present many challenges. We believe using mindfulness techniques can help improve facilitation skills and provide a useful resource to help facilitators tackle challenging situations. Excellence in facilitation using mindfulness is a one day bespoke workshop for organisations or professional networks which offers facilitators an experiential introduction to incorporating mindfulness techniques into their practice. More

Reflections of an active listener – by guest blogger Njoki Yaxley, 2014 Clore Social Fellow

I’ve just got back from another exhilarating session of my first full day within the Action Learning Set on Tuesday. Guest blogger Njoki Yaxley, 2014 Clore Social Fellow and housing regeneration expert, describes her first experience of taking part in an action learning set. More