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I like what you have written. And I also like Tony Page's question: how can we recover our power of agency through reflection, action and…"
"Thanks Bob and David for putting this together. With the Christmas break over and the new year starting up, I’ve just got round to reading it. You’ve described the AMED 2020 inquiry as a work in progress, and already the contributions…"
As you know I am deep into my eighteen month 'sabbatical' so apart from being rather out of touch I also feel a little like an outsider commenting upon another family. However, one or two thoughts came to me on reading your…"
Since we first posted this invitation, I've been wondering what issues might be central to my own possible response.
As I write, two interconnected strands seem to bubble up. One is the importance of ensuring AMED's…"
amed 2020Half a century ago, AMED (the Association for Management Education and Development) came into being in a very different world from today. We have recently been inspired to reflect on our future by some positive feedback from members, and by Paul Gaugin’s 1897 triptych:Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?…See More
"Thanks, Chris. I enjoy a good story and appreciate your drawing my attention to the Claptrap video.
I couldn't agree more with your point about the importance of listening to understand other perspectives than our own. But I…"
"The post-publication review conference call with the editors inspired me to have another look at the articles and think more about the concept of reciprocity. I was intrigued by how I had seen it and thought, 'oh yeah, makes sense' but…"
Thanks for the welcome David, and you're right it's an amazing trasition from engineering, if not necessarily an easy one. I did manage to upload a profile photo, but only after uploading it to the wrong area of the site completely! (can't seem to delete it from there either). Also I've submitted a paper I've written on leadership as part of some work I've done at Roffey Park which might be of interest. Thanks again and I look forward to having a good look around the site.
Thank you for your message, it is an exciting time with lots of work to be done.
The charity has grown considerably over the last year with all of the extra work load this put on the HR team Ruth our Head of Organisational Development was appointed, she in turn brought me in along with an Organisational Development Project Coordinator.
Well we got a full house, and used a venue which worked very well and had fabulous food. We worked well as a team: one of the least stressful events I've organised. There was a wide range of responses to the format and the conversations we ended up having. Some people really felt they had an exhilarating and different kind of day, others felt they were treading a circle they'd trod many times before and that the conversation was neither deep nor open. Fascinating that the same objective experience is felt so differently by the people who are collectively making it.
I'd love to run something along these lines again, and understand more what enables the "deep open" connection to occur for some and what gets in the way for others.
Thanks for your message and please accept my apologies for my apparent tardiness in replying-I lost your email, found it, tagged it but have only now gotten round to replying to you...
I was on holiday last year in Iceland, a beautiful country, so much to see but so little time-I will return some day...speaking of which I will return to AMED too, and visit the different forums as suggested separately
It's radical, revolutionary and gives a picture of the whole system change that is needed to address climate change, ecological destruction and make the world fairer and less violent. It describes what needs to be done and what all of us need to do to make a better world happen. We can’t depend on governments to do what's needed and we have to push them hard and demand that they do it.
So, I have tried to write a really accessible book, making it available as a free PDF, to help people inform themselves and be activists - It should be in print in a few months.
As Alice Walker says: “Activism is my rent for living on the planet”
Help create a Viral infection that will change our world for the better.
Thanks for your welcome. I found your network through a post on SOL-world in which I also am a member. I have added a picture in my profile as you suggested. I run my own business which offers services in organizational development and has increasingly discovered the benefits of a solution focus. Also It's more fun:)
Thanks for your welcome message and comments. I wonder if you can help me: I've been trying to contact the office for over a month - by email, phone and letter - and have not had any response. I would appreciate it if someone would get back to me ASAP!
Thanks David for your welcome. I heard about Amed via the sustainable development forum. But no I did not know about the meetings in Brighton - if you have any further information do let me know. Bit new to all this cheers Sara
Thanks David for your warm welcome. The HRM and TQM are not isolated fields and I believe that the synthesis of TQM & HRM i.e. TQHRM (Total Quality Human Resource Management) improves quality at all levels.