On Wednesday afternoon I was staring down a barrel. I had precisely zero stories for this week’s newsletter. That’s never happened before. What is a newsletter without news? Just a letter I guess, and I haven’t written one of those since the 90s. But we’re not living in the 90s any more so I was able to put a shout out on Twitter for contributions. I could call it co-creation or crowdsourcing or something equally fancy like that, but that would suggest that it wasn’t just a desperate throw of the dice, which it was.
Luckily some great stuff came back – it’s a real box of curios.
We ran our Working With Corporates workshop again in July, here are the slides that provided an overview through the day:
We were fortunate to be joined by some outstanding speakers during the day:
- Natalie Tucker – Senior Manager, Three Hands
- Emma Mortoo- Corporate Development Manager, School Home Support
- Su Pickerill – Community Investment Manager, Wates Group Services
- Peter Weiss – Partner, Simmons, Muirhead & Burton
- Liz Cope – Senior CR Advisor (Global) Linklaters LLP
If you’re interested in booking a place on the next course, you can do so here: https://www.the-sse.org/courses/working-with-corporates/
You’d rather be watching the golf than reading this wouldn’t you? You can admit it. I’d certainly rather be watching the golf than writing it. But needs must and I haven’t yet found a way to include watching golf in my job description (I’m working on it though, believe me).
For now though, I’m bunkered down in the office which means that I’m sending you this instead. Fore!
I’m going to keep the waffle to a minimum this week as there is a lot of news to get through – as ever, thank you to everyone who sent something to me – it certainly makes my life a lot easier and I’m all for an easy life. A geography teacher once wrote in my school report ‘if David was any more laid back he’d be horizontal’ which I took as high praise but my parents took as meaning that I didn’t really give a damn. You can’t please all of the people all of the time, I guess…
Enjoy the news and have a great weekend.
For the purposes of this newsletter I have invented a time machine, into which you are invited. Come on, you can all squeeze in. Now, where are we heading? 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 party like it’s 1999 1998 1997. Boom, we’ve arrived. Look over there, it’s a fresh faced Tony Blair singing Things Can Only Get Better. If only he knew…
I would suggest we go for a quick alcopop (Hooch and Bacardi Breezers are huge at the moment) but I’m now only sixteen and we’ve got an appointment in Bethnal Green. Why Bethnal Green? Because a man called Michael Young is there and he’s currently setting up a brand new organisation called the School for Social Entrepreneurs…
That’s right, this week we’ve celebrated our 20th birthday. So let’s revisit ’97, and let’s do it through musical hits of the year.