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We work with international policy makers, professional bodies, research bodies, and organisations of all sizes and sectors who aspire to put an end to toxic workplaces and practices which damage people, planet, and productivity.

To create long-lasting impact, our work draws on research into psychological and organisational thriving and resilience, ambidexterity, provocative education, social change, ethics, sustainability and responsibility, and transculturalism. Find out how you can join our exciting and dynamic research community below.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

For strategic professionals with a MBA who want to make a difference to their organisation and sector. 

Doctor of Professional Studies

For strategic and people professionals with a MA/MSc who want to make a difference in their professional field (e.g. HR, L&D, OD, education).

MA pathways in thriving or resilience

Negotiate a work-based Master's programme in areas related to thriving at work or in eduction. Next intake - ongoing, monthly basis.
 
Our thriving projects and activity... To impact thriving...
2020 - 2022 British Academy Youth Futures Grant “Empowering Ethnic Minorities in Viet Nam to Re-Vision the Future of Decent Work” (Re-WORK) To impact thriving by changing national education and work policy and organisational practices to promote the wellbeing generated through ‘decent work’, especially for ethnic minority workers, but which are beneficial for all workers.
2020 Publication of the International Creative Practices for Wellbeing Framework – Practice Framework, translated into 20 languages and distributed to 100s of specialist practitioners in the UK, Canada, Israel, and Australia. (Download here, available in 20 languages) To impact thriving by disseminating new techniques for managing wellbeing for 100s of creative practitioners, impacting 100s of their customers/service users – over 1,030 reads so far across the 20 translations including Russian, Chinese, French, and Spanish.
2018-2020 International consultation into the use of creative practices for wellbeing involving international, cross-country consultations with 100+ specialist practitioners who use creative practices for wellbeing. To impact thriving by disseminating new techniques for managing wellbeing for 100+ creative practitioners, impacting 100s of their customers/service users.
2019 onwards Leadership consultancy with the top team at large local government organisations. To impact thriving by changing the top leadership team’s ways of working, use of organisational communications, and wider transformation of service areas, affecting the relatedness, autonomy, and mastery of 1000s of employees as well as 1000s of public service users. 
2019 onwards LinkedIn articles about practical ambidexterity, stretching the possible, intellectual vitamins, taking doctoral leaps (see here). To impact thriving by stimulating new working practices for professionals related to the basic psychology needs for autonomy, relatedness and mastery – over 500 reads so far.
2018-2020 Participatory evaluation of a poverty truth commission, involving 40 people over 18 months.   To impact thriving by changing the way local organisations manage evictions (towards a wellbeing-focused approach), promoting empathy towards those with lived experience, and by creating new employment opportunities – generating an estimated £1,678,276 in social (i.e. wellbeing) value was created.
2018 Creative evaluation of local government wellbeing programme involving 40 managers. To impact thriving by changing working practices of managers and teams including organisational communications and ways of working for 40 managers, cascaded and impacting 100s of staff.
2017-2019 Key note speeches at the International Creative Bridges Conference with 100s of practitioners (20172019). To impact thriving by introducing new approaches to managing wellbeing in organisations with 100s of practitioners. 
2017-2018 Key notes speeches at European Mentoring & Coaching Council with 100s of practitioners (20172018). To impact thriving by disseminating and accelerating the adoption of new coaching evaluation and practice techniques on a global scale, accelerating the implementation of coaching practices which promote the achievement of basic psychological needs such as relatedness and mastery.
2016-2018 European Mentoring & Coaching Practice Provocations through Research (3 provocation-innovation reports about research-engagement, evaluation, and ethical practices) distributed to 4,000+ members across 24 countries (2016, 2017, 2018). To impact thriving by disseminating and accelerating the adoption of new coaching evaluation and practice techniques on a global scale, accelerating the implementation of coaching practices which promote basic psychological needs such as relatedness and mastery.
2016 onwards LinkedIn articles about EMCC reports related to provocation reports (see here). To impact thriving by stimulating new working practices for professionals in relation to mastery – over 715 reads so far.
2016 Santander International Research Excellence Award for the Edge of Experiential Learning Symposium involving scholars from Stanford University and the University of Massachusetts Boston. To impact thriving by changing the working practices of 100 managers and management educators, towards designing learning towards social value and impact in local communities.
2015 onwards Working closely with the CIPD branch to deliver events for 100s of HR practitioners involving cutting edge techniques and practices (see here). To impact thriving by promoting ways of working which reduce stress, enhance resilience, and impacting 100s of practitioners, regional businesses and their customers.
2015 onwards Interactions at the “research development hub” involving monthly public seminars and conferences related to business and entrepreneurship research and innovations (see here). To impact thriving by stimulating new working practices for professionals related to stress management, resilience and thriving – over 900 interactions so far.

 

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