I am on a new adventure and I would like to share this journey with you too! As I enjoy a beautiful spring afternoon in London, I am only a few days away from attending the first workshop in a doctoral program in Organizational Change offered by Ashridge School of Business. Its been almost two years since I finished the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practices from University of Bath, and I am ready to learn formally once again. I would like to create a space where I share this learning journey with
What a decade it has been!!! In June 2000 when Corporate Druids first began it’s work, I must admit that we didn't have a very clear path nor very ambitious goals. However I had some very strong intentions that I unwaveringly held on to on the kind of influence Corporate Druids wanted to have in the world we lived in. I could not have imagined the kind of journey that brought Corporate Druids here, nor this wonderful place that we are at. Standing here, stepping in to 2011, I reflect on the last
It' February 14th, Valentines day and I am browsing the net, going from one link to the other, without a particular destination, enjoying tidbits from the cyber world. I happen to come across an interesting TED talk http://on.ted.com/88Xq. Its about a school in India (Riverside School) that starts a program called I Can, where children aged 8 - 14, in small groups are empowered and inspired to become change agents. It’s a simple concept. The children are asked to pick an issue that bothers them, that they want to change, and then they are given a week to make the change. The impact and results are amazing. From cleaning up garbage, to making cities child friendly, to stopping child marriages, to teaching their parents to read and write, no issue was too big or too small. Kiran Sethi, the lady spearheading this project sees the potential of the project and starts taking the idea to other schools in the state and then across India. It gathers momentum and start spreading all over … Pakistan, England, Canada, Bhutan. Check how its spreading at http://www.designforchangecontest.com/.