Kellow Learning is a growing international network of learning and development specialists working in the area of leadership, change and sustainability.
We work with people and organisations in diverse contexts to help them make a difference, creating transformational learning experiences to enable people to reach their full potential.
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I was fed up attending the usual international meetings with limited interaction and dialogue. I engaged Edward to help us deliver a workshop with a difference. He delivered. We succeeded in delivering the most dynamic and results orientated meeting I have attended. We could not have done this without Edward’s dynamism, expert guidance and facilitation. I really enjoyed working with Edward and learning from his expertise and look forward to working again with Edward in the future.
Samantha Attridge, Adviser & Head, Finance and Development Policy, Economic Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
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How to be a leadership catalyst
D A Henderson Head of the WHO programme that eradicated smallpox “I was reading about this guy who showed incredible leadership,” began Hugh, and I knew exactly who he meant. Although Hugh lives near Montreal and I live in London,…
Sweet charity: developing charity leaders up, down and sideways
How can charity leaders develop the capabilities they’ll need in the 2020s? Charity leaders deal with complexity. Charity leaders in the 2020s will find themselves working at the edge of what they know. Many, perhaps, already are. There are no…
Everything’s going to be all right: the power of leadership narratives
How to construct leadership narratives is likely to be a talking point on the new NCVO programme Charity Leadership in the 2020s that I am co-creating with Rebecca Nestor. Here’s what I’m noticing and thinking as the programme takes shape. If you have…
Don’t mention the ‘P’ word: talking about developing leaders
The backstory Rebecca Nestor, founder of Learning for Good, and I are collaborating with NCVO on a new leadership programme targeted at the next generation of non-profit leaders. The programme has gone live on the NCVO website, and we are…
“Did we go about together?” My Aunt and Alzheimer’s
90 and where she would rather not be My 90-year-old aunt Elspeth lives in a nursing home where she would rather not be. Ellie, as she likes to be called, would prefer to be at home in her own flat with a view of her beloved Pentland Hills. Ellie looks like a Celtic Queen. She is … Continued
What weapons are in the arsenal of a CELTA teacher?
How I became a language Geek I’ve just taken an intensive CELTA course, and I passed. This means I can teach English to adults and teenagers without being too much of a danger to them or to myself. When I was an undergraduate I taught English in a Paris lycée very badly. It was a lycée technique that … Continued
Plain English introduction to U Theory: how to create innovative solutions collectively
U Theory in plain English U theory is a process that is profound, powerful and practical. But it seems to me that U Theory believers use so much jargon that they are in danger of turning it into a cult. One day…
Nothing Happens in August
An August blog about family and friends Caroline’s Columbian boyfriend has asked her to marry him. Kirsty broke up with her English boyfriend because he is too controlling. Fiona is close to breaking up with her Scottish boyfriend because he is too controlling.…
Why Summer Reading Lists Give Me Sturm und Drang
Now is the time of year when newspapers publish their summer reading lists. The Financial Times, The Economist, and The Guardian will all have pages of elegant and succinct reviews of books published in the last six months. These recommendations…
I love a good teacher
I’m never happier than when I am learning from a good teacher. At school, I always got better grades if I had confidence in the teacher. Now that I am properly middle aged, I still learn better if I trust my teacher. I listen better, I try harder, and I have more fun. Verbal, vocal … Continued
Six Training Hats
People who work with groups wear different hats. I’ve learned a lot from the gym instructors at the London Central YMCA who don’t actually wear hats, yet. “Don’t give up now, push yourself, see if you can work just a little bit faster” The YMCA instructors motivate and manage groups of people – mainly office … Continued
Why Maslow doesn’t satisfy real change-makers
Why Maslow doesn’t satisfy real change-makers Years ago, well, towards the end of last century, I ran a training programme for a bunch of environmentalists. They were nearly all young leaders and visionaries who wanted to change the world. And…
Building Capacity Systematically: 12 Steps towards designing and delivering training collectively
It’s one thing to be a trainer. It’s quite another to explain how you do it to other people. Here is what I have learned from trying to pass on training skills and knowledge to other people. Key message: Be systematic…
Four ingredients of a successful training programme
Many trainers use acting skills to get their message across Growing up in Scotland, I was fascinated by the eponymous heroine of Muriel Spark’s novel ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ which is set in an Edinburgh girls’ school. Miss…
Challenging Assumptions about Education by Jane Kirton, Executive Coach
Since my teenage daughter set off for the first day of the Autumn term at school a few weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about the shape and design of our education system and the many ways in which it’s changed since my own schooldays, whilst somehow staying fundamentally unaltered. The next four to eight … Continued