Learning to Lead Together

An Ecological and Community Approach

Never before has there been such strong recognition of the importance of community-based projects to local communities and urban redevelopment.

Doctorate in Organisational Change alumna Dr Jane Riddiford's latest book is a first-hand account of the challenges and breakthroughs of growing participatory leadership through a community-based approach to organisational development and urban regeneration.

The book focuses on the experiences of developing an environmental education charity in London; Global Generation. It shows how action research combined with nature practice and storytelling has successfully grown shared purpose, trust and collaboration, both within Global Generation and in the wider community.

Join us for an hour-long, evening webinar where Geoff Mead will interview Jane on the content of the book.

Attendees will be given a discount code to purchase the new book. Please sign up using the form below.

Learning to Lead Together

 Roger Madelin, CBE Head of Canada Water Development, British Land

" beautiful oak tree of a book, full of passion, persistence and clear accounts of how nature can bring a diversity of people together. The writing reveals the magic of a unique blend of can-doism and patient community based regeneration.

Roger Madelin, CBE Head of Canada Water Development, British Land

Event details

Date: Wednesday 31st March 2021

Time: 19:00-20:00 GMT

Venue: Online Event

Ticket Price: Free

Key contacts: If you have questions regarding the event, please contact:

Caroline Monfort: caroline.monfort@ashridge.hult.edu


19:00 - Interview between Geoff Mead and Dr Jane Riddiford

19:40 - Q&A

20:00 - Close

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Meet the Speakers

Dr Jane Riddiford

Dr Jane Riddiford

Jane Riddiford DProf, co-founded Global Generation in 2004. She has more than 30 years experience of leading environmental, arts and educational projects within urban communities in New Zealand and the UK. Her interest in running creative projects with young people that bring different parts of the community together through storytelling, connecting to nature and the wider cosmos has been a consistent thread throughout her working life. Recently she has been Learning Practice Director for a Trandisciplinary MSc with a community based regeneration focus with Middlesex University.

Geoff Mead

Geoff Mead

Geoff Mead, PhD  is a writer, performing storyteller, coach, and leadership consultant. He is an Associate Fellow of Oxford Saïd business school, and Adjunct Professor of Narrative Leadership at Hult International Business School. He has written two seminal books on the power of stories and storytelling: Coming Home to Story: Storytelling Beyond Happily Ever After (Vala, 2011) and Telling the Story: The Heart and Soul of Successful Leadership (2014, Jossey-Bass). He has also published children's fiction, memoir, and poetry, and is currently working on a novel about love, loss and letting go in late-adulthood.