Monday, 8 December 2014

a new chapter

I'm in the process of winding up two of my recent ventures.  I've announced on LinkedIn and Twitter that the Academy for Shared Learning, the social enterprise I have been developing for the past two years and that finally launched earlier this year, has been voluntarily wound up by its members.  Sadly, the Academy proved unable to generate the levels of interest needed to sustain it.  Alasdair Rutherford and I are also about to wind up Airthrey Ltd, our learning evaluation solutions business of the last three-and-a-half years; we're currently running what will probably be the last cohort of Learning Evaluation Action Development, and we're reviewing - and probably closing - the Learning Evaluation Network.

So what's new?  I'm joining Sense Scotland as its new Head of Organisational Development.  Sense is one of Scotland's leading charities and social enterprises, with 1100 employees, 400 volunteers, 20 shops and over £20 million turnover.  My role will be to merge the HR and learning functions, and develop an engaging people strategy, building on the reputation and success of the organisation to date.  It's a big challenge, but one I am really looking forward to meeting.  More to follow, I'm sure.

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