Monday, 13 November, 2017
Mike Smith, 31st annual Businet conference, Vilamoura, Portugal

Journalist and business author Michael Smith, representing Initiatives of Change, advocated five pillars of trust in the economy when he gave the opening keynote address to the 31st annual Businet conference on 9 November. Over 200 business educators, including professors, academics, lecturers and heads of departments, took part in the conference, held in Vilamoura, Portugal, 9 to 11 November. Businet, founded in 1994, is a 'global business education network' with 102 member organizations of higher education in 31 countries.

Wednesday, 08 November, 2017
Bjørn Ihler (right) is introduced by Forum host Mike Smith

'Breivik is just a man. I wanted to face him. I wanted to understand him as a human being not just a violent extremist,' Bjørn Ihler, a survivor of the Anders Breivik terrorist attack of 2011, told a captivated audience at the Initiatives of Change centre in London on 1 November.

Thursday, 19 October, 2017

What values do you adhere to? What values mean the most to you? Today, 19 October, is World Values Day.

Friday, 06 October, 2017
2017 School for Changemakers (Panisha Pandoria on right)

A personal reflection by Panisha Pandoria on the recent School for Changemakers training in Cross Cross-cultural communication.

Wednesday, 04 October, 2017
That Other Voice book cover

‘This book is a rattling good read,’ was the verdict of former Bishop of London Richard Chartres. ‘I read it at one sitting.’ He was launching 'That Other Voice' by Graham Turner at London’s Centre for Spirituality on 21 September.

Thursday, 28 September, 2017
Amina Khalid, Project Manager for the Sustainable Communities Programme, gave the key note speech at the launch of the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies, which took place in the Parliament of the Republic of Portugal, on 7-8 September.

Amina Khalid, Project Manager for the Sustainable Communities Programme, gave the key note speech at the launch of the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies, which took place in the Parliament of the Republic of Portugal, on 7-8 September.

Friday, 22 September, 2017
Logo of Initiatives of Change in English

Initiatives of Change UK has a vacancy for a Communications Officer, working one day a week in our London centre. The post holder will write, edit, co-ordinate and publish content across various channels, including the website, social media, and print and online marketing materials. They will also plan and implement communications and marketing campaigns to raise awareness or funds, while progressively improving organisational understanding of what works for different audiences.

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017
Return on Character book cover

Surprise! Surprise! Those business organizations whose CEOs are character-driven outperform those organizations where the leaders are ‘self-focussed’ in their ambitions. It should be obvious, but it ain’t necessarily so. The ground-breaking thesis of this book is the research undertaken by Fred Kiel, and his team at the leadership development firm KRW International, which shows the clear link between character-driven leadership and performance.

Wednesday, 30 August, 2017
Visier and Pari Sanyü

Like millions of refugees around the world, Visier Sanyü knows what it is like to flee from violent conflict. He is an elder of the Meyasetsu clan of the Angami tribe from Khonoma, the village that was at the heart of armed resistance to foreign occupation in Nagaland. The mountainous state of two million people lies between Assam to the West and Burma/Myanmar to the East.

Thursday, 20 July, 2017

A new report has been launched by Initiatives of Change and The Commonwealth Education Hub looking at how migrants and refugees access education and how can educators support the inclusion of migrants and refugees settling into their new countries.

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