Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2011
Update April 2012
Time is now getting serious in terms of my Fellowship. I am jealously guarding my remaining and precious time, working out how much I can fit in and how to maximise my learning and experiences for the rest of my formal Fellowship.
The start to my second year has been in marked contrast to the first. This preliminary quarter has been packed with obvious activity, in contrast to the reflective space devoted to my Fellowship last year. January saw the start of my secondment with Leap Confronting Conflict, an experience which has continued to extend and deepen my learning from last year. One of my key learning points has been to witness and understand first hand how an organisation maintains and chooses to deepen its integrity aligned to its original core principles in difficult times.
During this period I have also shadowed the work of Trust for London. I was interested to work with them to understand how a trust adopts a strategic approach to, and selects the social issues and inequalities it chooses to fund, in a city with such ranging and diverse types of inequalities.
My organisational learning has been complemented by voice and presentation training. Days of training which have relocated me physically, emotionally and mentally as I have begun to learn skills and techniques to more consciously link my mind and body in the everyday, and the not-so-every day (and sometimes stress inducing) situations I find myself in.
Current principal role: Strategy and Partnership Manager
Current principal organisation: Homeless Link
Other leadership role 1: Coach
Other organisation 1: Freelance
Research: What does ‘good’ look like in engagement provision?
Research topics: Charity; Education; Impact;
Secondment host: LEAP Confronting Conflict