Over the past few years several of us have been exploring ways in which to transform how we think and act in practice. Our aim is to help one another do good work. We are now ready to invite others to join us on our journey. We hope to do this by connecting, sharing our experiences and gathering in small groups face to face and online. Although the fields in which we work may differ we share a common commitment to excellence and ethics in practice.
We focus on things we were never taught in school and will not find in a university prospectus. If you are passionate about making a difference in your context; are not afraid to make the changes in your own practice that may be needed; and are ready to think and act outside the box without hurting those who still live within it; please join us. Together we aspire to do good work – to act wisely in our fast changing world.
The Core Team
Dave Adams (PhD) has had a varied career that includes time as a journalist, a research tutor in higher education, and an organisational consultant in the UK, India, Hong Kong and parts of Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He has experience working for an international broadcasting organisation, a pan-European satellite educational network, an online news service and a study and research centre focused on international development.
His PhD explored the inner qualities of professional practice and was awarded by the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice at the University of Bath. He is Senior Lecturer in Advanced Professional Practice at Middlesex University, a Training Associate of the World Media Trust, a non-executive director of the International School of Storytelling, and a member of The Centre for Narrative Leadership.
Andrew Steele is Executive Director of the International Communication Training Institute and a Director of NetWorks Media Consultants Ltd.
Andrew worked for the BBC, and was head of English programmes for HCJB Global in Ecuador. He has over 30 years experience in various media as a journalist, presenter, producer, and editor. His current role see him travelling extensively in the developing world providing media training and consultancy to charity and Church media initiatives.
He has an MA in Communication Practice and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education and Training). He is researching Developing Trainers for Media and Management Training in Transitional Educational Contexts as part of a doctoral programme at Middlesex University in the UK.