Collaborative Working

I was having a conversation with my business partner Jacqueline A. Hinds MA (HRD) CEIC MCEP where we discussed collaborative working. We were trying to unpick the dynamics of collaborative working.  Collaborative working can be done in different ways; two or more organisations can work together. Approaches range from informal networks and alliances, through j...
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WINDRUSH GENERATION

I am a product of being brought up by my parents who were part of the Windrush generation. My mother and father came over by ship in 1960, filled with hope for a better life. They married and started a family like many other Windrushers. My parents struggled, because of the unwelcoming behaviours of some of the people they came across in England. societal racism was rif...
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Emotional Stress of Neurodiversity

I have seen many articles about neurodiversity over the last couple of years. This year seems to be a peak of information, advising and supporting those who are neurodiverse. What I haven't seen a lot of in articles are discussions about the emotional side of neurodiversity, I may have missed it, however, it seems to me that when talking about neurodiversity people should cons...
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INSTITUTIONAL RACISM EXISTS

Institutional Racism as a construct was defined initially by political activists Stokely Carmichael and Charles Vernon Hamilton in 1967.  It subsequently came to prominence in 1999 with the Mcpherson Inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence and latterly other reports emerged such as a Public Health review or disparities in the risks and the outcomes of Covid (2020)...
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EQUALITY ACT 2010; PROTECTED CHARACTERISTICS

The protected characteristics that the Equality Act 2010 protects are; sex, age, disability, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, race, religion, and gender reassignment. The reason why we have these protected characteristics is to ensure that our rights to be treated fairly is protected. No one should discriminate against you because...
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SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is generally attributed to climate change but it goes far deeper than that, sustainability consists of fulfilling the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations, while ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being, a quote from Santander Scholarship. During a recent lunch I had with...
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Just Be You!

Hands up those who are able to 'be themselves'.  I know there are many out there who cannot because they feel that being themselves means being treated differently, being discriminated against.  It is a very sad place to be and can cause distress for many. I was quite lucky, during my early career I worked for a startup.  We were all in our twenties and we we...
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Doing The Work

I was inspired to write this article by reading a book by Esther A. Armah (Emotional Justice). On page 101, paragraph two it reads ' The first step is to name resistance as manufactured fragility. Dr. Robin DiAngelo's New York Times best-selling book White Fragility explores how being challenged about race is triggering. We've created feel-good-ology vocabulary that once again...
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Caste System/Colourism

The caste system was integrated into the British governance system between 1860 and 1920 in India. The British and Indian government's used the system to serve there own interest - primarily to create single society with a common-law that could be easily governed as noted by Sanjoy Chakravorty Professor in College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Integrating the caste sys...
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Re-Education

I am quite a reflective person. I reflect on the reasons why I have done things in my past to better understand the self I currently am today. I have not always done this, many years ago all I did was look at the now and took action accordingly. So what has brought me to this juncture? Why am I writing this?. It was an article I had seen recently about past language and behavi...
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