Thursday, 01 March, 2018
Teame Mebrahtu

A biography was launched at London’s Initiatives of Change centre last month. When the event concluded, an Eritrean got up from the audience and pulled himself onto the speaking platform, hindered by his artificial leg. A casualty of Eritrea’s fierce war of independence from Ethiopia, he was determined to pay tribute to the subject of the biography. ‘Dr Teame came to us in the war zone,’ he said. ‘He inspired me to train in education, and it is thanks to him that I persisted until I succeeded.’ His sentiment was echoed by many participants.

Monday, 19 February, 2018
Michael Smith addressing MBA students in Chandigarh

Michael Smith, business author from the UK, addressed 70 MBA students and 70 computer engineering students, at the Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), India, on 10 February. He was the guest in Chandigarh of Dr Ramandeep Saini, Head of International Relations and Associated Professor at the CGC Landran campus of 13,000 students, which was founded in 2001.

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018

A ‘Pioneers of Change’ workshop for refugees took place in Derby on 9th December 2017. It was one of a series of workshops on the themes of ‘Dialogue Facilitation, Trust-Building and Reconciliation.'

Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

On a cold December evening over forty people gathered together at Greencoat Place to World Human Rights day, and the four pillars of the International Declaration of Human Rights: Freedom from Fear, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want and Freedom of Expression. Four panelists, chaired by Amina Khalid of IofC’s Sustainable Communities Programme, spoke about the bridges that are being built amidst challenges facing our world, and the ways that each one of us can further the cause of human rights.

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Initiatives of Change (IofC) is pleased to announce the launch of their refreshed brand. The refreshed brand was launched on January 17, 2018, during the 50th anniversary celebration of Initiatives of Change’s centre in India: Asia Plateau in Panchgani.

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

IofC-UK is looking for a volunteer to help with a one-off project to map our IT needs.

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

Initiatives of Change is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of their refreshed brand.

Monday, 04 December, 2017

Secretary of the Oxford Group and Westminster Theatre trusts, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, and much loved mentor in IofC's London centre.

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.