Wednesday 29th September 10 - 12.30 BST (on Zoom) We are hosting a (virtual) open day for our MA in People and Organisation Development. During the open day we will: map out the programme, its components, and the learning environmentintroduce facultygive people a taste of the experiencestart to establish the peer communityanswer any questions people might have In the afternoon there will be some time slots for an informal chat with a member of faculty if you’d like one. (If you’ve already completed an application form then we could use this time to have a more formal interview). Get in touch If this sounds at all interesting please reply to this email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the details. If you can't make this date / time please do get in touch and we can arrange another time to chat. If this isn't for you but it might be of interest to someone you know please do forward this on, we would be grateful for your help in spreading the news far and wide.
Exciting announcement - we officially have a podcast! And what better way to enter the podcast world, than with a three-part series hosted by Director Sarah Fraser exploring how we can mindfully move towards new patterns of working. We have been facilitating an inquiry into this topic with the Mayvin community over the last few months, and as we adapt towards a post-pandemic world, organisations and individuals are attempting to make sense of the emerging context, and take decisions on how to design their future working practices. To dive even deeper into this inquiry, we have had conversations with three colleagues from the Mayvin community to find out more about what is happening in their world’s right now. Each episode features a different colleague, on episode one we have Liz Maddocks-Brown, a Senior programme Manager for the NHS who offers us a fascinating insight into working within the NHS during Covid. To listen to Liz' episode, click here: https://buff.ly/3jD0sEr UPCOMING MINDFULLY EVENTS: Our next virtual group inquiry is on Friday 17th September from 12pm-1:30pm, if you'd like to attend please get in touch to confirm email@example.com
The Transformative Masters for Changing Times. We are beyond thrilled to finally be able to tell you our exciting news: Introducing our new Masters (MA) in People and Organisation Development in partnership with the University of Chichester. “The creation of this Masters has been a long-held ambition of Mayvin, it represents an evolution in Organisation Development learning, delivered within a vibrant community and accessed in a way that’s relevant to both employers and professionals, now and well into the future.” Dr James Traeger, Programme Director We’ve been working hard with the Mayvin community to share a fresh, practical and flexible programme that empowers organisations and professionals to lead complex change in a modern world. The three-year, part-time course blends immersive residentials with online learning delivered by world-leading faculty including NTL Institute and their Human Interaction Laboratory T-Group. To find out more you can: Look at the webpagesRequest a brochureRequest a ProspectusGive us a call 01273 696446Drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.orgAttend our virtual open days: 29th September24th November Please do pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested: colleagues, friends, your aunt Edna… We know how amazing our community is at spreading the word and sharing resources with each other and we would really appreciate it if you can help to share our news far and wide.
On Friday 17th September; from 12pm-1:30pm, we will be hosting the next session in our collective inquiry into new working patterns. After July's webinar, we felt the next step in this inquiry is to start looking at some current examples in depth, to understand what is happening out there right now and what we can collectively learn from that to bring into our own practice.Over August, we will be talking with 3 friends of Mayvin to find out what is happening in their organisations and we will release these conversations as podcasts for you to listen to.We will then come together at our 17th September event for some sensemaking with these examples and the experiences you bring along to the session, to build a collective understanding and learn together. RSVP If you would like to join us, please RSVP by emailing our Marketing Manager Claire Newell: email@example.com, we will then send you the Zoom details for the event. Bring a friend! Please feel free to forward this post on to friends and colleagues, the more the merrier.These sessions seek to provide a space to share thoughts and experiences of new ways of working and face this messy new world together, as said in our first session: "it will be messy and we may not get it right first time" and so we need to: "be honest that we don’t have all the answers, we need to work it through, try things out and learn together”. The first session in this group inquiry was a really fruitful session. A summary of the themes that emerged can be found on our website plus Tony Nicholls's reflections on how managers can support their teams. A recording of the event is also available on request.
Join us on Monday 13 September at 10am for our next Artful Enquiry: GEOFF MEAD - "Write For Your Life" An exploration of Creative Writing for Theraputic Purposes (CWTP) Hosted by Mayvin Director James Traegerand Professor Geoff Mead For our next Artful Enquiry, we invite you to join us in exploring Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP). Writing creatively can enable us to reinterpret past experiences and imagine new possibilities for being and doing. Additionally, creative writing can be used to bolster health, well-being, and personal development for ourselves and our clients.Our host Geoff Mead will share his insights from this emerging field, followed by some practical writing exercises and a space for you to explore what you have written and how you might apply such techniques. ABOUT THE HOST Geoff Mead, PhD is an experienced coach and organizational practitioner. He has written many professional and academic articles and published several books of non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and fiction. He teaches on the Executive Doctorate in Organizational Change at Ashridge, is currently working on a novel exploring love, loss, and letting go in late-adulthood, and has recently completed an MSc in CWTP with Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University. You can check out Geoff's blog at www.cominghometostory.com, or connect via Twitter and LinkedIn. RSVP If you would like to RSVP to join us for this Artful Enquiry, please email our Marketing Manager Claire Newell: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the Zoom details and add you to the attendee list. Bring a friend! Introduce a colleague to the Mayvin Community. We'll be happy to welcome them to the webinar. Connect with us If you'd like to keep in touch with Mayvin on other platforms, you can connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn and our Community Group.
Given the popularity and success of our Artful Knowing events, we will be continuing with these fruitful sessions for our Mayvin community. Not only have they proven to be a way for us all to connect, but also an opportunity to collaborate and develop our practice at work and beyond through creativity. So, for the rest of 2021 we have the following Artful Knowing events booked in: 13th September, 10am - Writing Based with Geoff Mead18th October, 10am - Practice Wisdom in Organisation with Francis Briers22nd November, 10am - Exploring Love in Organisations with Helena Clayton We will provide more details in due course, but if you would like to RSVP to any of the above events now, you can do so by emailing our Marketing Manager Claire Newell: email@example.com. If you’re interested in our Artful Knowing events; or any of our Mayvin events in general, we would highly recommend you join our mailing list to avoid missing out. To register, emailing our Marketing Manager Claire Newell: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter to keep up to date with all things Mayvin or join our LinkedIn community group.
It’s hard to believe that at the beginning of 2020 Mayvin consisted of a modest 8 employees. Cut to July 2021, and we’ve nearly doubled with an official headcount of 15 Mayvins! In the last few years especially, we have seen such significant growth in our experiment here at Mayvin that we’ve naturally had to create new roles and expand our workforce in order to support this. Our most recent recruits are Niki Bowles, who joins us as our third Client Coordinator. Suria Lonsdale our Marketing Coordinator, a new role created to support our Marketing Manager Claire. And Coral Huggins our very first Operational Support Administrator. NIKI BOWLES as Client Coordinator Niki is multi-skilled with strong experience within client support, client account management & business development. She is an excellent communicator with great organisational ability, enjoys client interaction & is always friendly & positive. SURIA LONSDALE as Marketing Coordinator Suria values the importance of strong communication skills, and prides herself on her own as she feels they are key in forging strong, successful relationships. Suria is both creative and organised in equal measure and assists Claire in running the marketing side of Mayvin. CORAL HUGGINS as Operational Support Administrator Coral is a keen learner with a can-do attitude who always strives to do her best and calmly approaches whatever the task or challenge. Coral is a team player and is always willing to help our were needed while working independently and managing her own task list.
Last month, Mayvin Director James Traeger featured on Associate Consultant Helena Clayton’s podcast ‘Love and Leadership’ a series of conversations exploring the role love could (and maybe should) play in our workplaces. Helena quotes James as being one of the first people who heard her state ‘I think I’m going to start exploring the role love might play in an organisation’, so it certainly feels apt that he features on her podcast to sit down and discuss the topic further. This episode (Ep4) dives into ‘Love in Organisations’ exploring ideologies such as how love might be a form of glue in an organisation, how anger is such an important emotion, whether love is more of a process than a ‘thing’, how fatherhood triggers love and why the worse thing an organisation could do would be to appoint a Director of Love. You can watch the podcast here: https://buff.ly/3duY13d You can watch more episodes & subscribe to Helena's channel here: https://buff.ly/3h8jhye