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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Learning about leadership: up, down and sideways
How can leaders learn the high-level capabilities they will need in the next decade? Charity leadership is a complex business. Charity leaders in the 2020s will find themselves working at the edge of what they know: indeed perhaps many already are. There are no silver leadership bullets: not even donated ones. Which is why charity … Continued
Believe me, I’m a leader
Uncertainty is sure to be a big 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 we pool our ideas and experiences.…
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…
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…
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 I decided to try to explain U Theory in plain English. The is the result. U … Continued
Living in the now: In praise of a very fine yoga teacher
In praise of a fine yoga teacher who taught her last class at the YMCA today Frances Jordan is a very fine yoga teacher indeed. Frances encourages people in her classes to be fully present, and happy with the way they are. That’s a challenge for most Londoners… None of her classes is ever the … Continued
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.…
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…
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…
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 change the world they did, every day, with exceedingly good humour. Beer, biscuits and extra large … Continued
Why I’m happy to be in good company
Keeping good company At this time of the year e-mail updates are about as welcome as mince pies. Puffed up and full of additives. Mince pies, just to explain, are an essential part of Christmas in the UK, just as ‘end of the year’ e-mails tend to make their first appearance about now. Nevertheless I … Continued
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…
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…
Giles Bartlett reflects on the Brixham Channel Scallop Workshop
WWF UK’s Marine Policy Manager, and GAP2 partner, Giles Bartlett reflects on the Brixham scallop workshop, and discusses possible future developments for this exciting and progressive project It’s been 19 weeks since the Brixham Channel scallop workshop – an event…
Relational training and how to get to ‘flow’
Does it matter what trainers teach? Over the years I have run training programmes for a wide range of organisations and institutions. Based on my experiences, I’m not sure if it matters what trainers teach as long as the learners can see the relevance of the content, and the style of the training is ‘relational’. … Continued