Managing the unexpected Drama class

The last few months I have been working as a freelance artists teaching in all types of places all over the world. On my travels I have encountered some rather unexpected circumstances, ones where I had been told one thing in advance, but encountered another. The other day I was recounting some of these events to a friend and she said "You must write this down, people will want to know how you did it!". So, this blog will explain ...

Leadership in Global Change

OSC are thrilled to be managing a wonderful new summer school opportunity in Oxford for 16-18 year olds. The Leadership in Global Change Summer School has been developed by innovative Environment and Geography teachers in collaboration with academics from the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University (www.eci.ox.ac.uk).     Whether in business, politics, education, academia, food production, healthcare or elsewhere, future leaders face a rapidly changing and complex world. Our ‘Leadership in Global Change’ summer school provides an unbeatable opportunity to gain a new understanding of the critical issues that face ...

Leadership emotions

Over the centuries and into the modern day, writers and commentators have argued over whether good leaders are born or made, and whether physical skills and traits are more important than intelligence and personality. What is perhaps strange is that it is so difficult to isolate and categorise the key features of leadership and to identify the traits that make for good leaders. Writers on leadership seek the essence of leadership and whether it is possible to identify the characteristics ...

“ideals and ideas”

I’d been invited to prepare a presentation on service learning to my school’s leadership team. We were discussing a proposal to make community service an ‘expectation’ for all graduating seniors. It was 1996, the pre power-point era, and my supporting visuals were slides for an OHP. For digital natives - that’s an Over Head Projector. As I entered the conference room the Head of Science slipped me a newspaper clipping. “You gotta read this,” he said, “it will help your argument!” I did ...