We are once again excited and humbled to be working on British Council Australia’s prestigious ACCELERATE programme this year! People Create has been involved since 2011, designing the content and facilitating workshops with the successful participants, both in Australia and the UK. Now with an alumni group of twenty-four, ACCELERATE has been building an impressive reputation for credible and sustainable leadership development, leveraging the unique position of the British Council to create bespoke, international learning opportunities. As a model for 70:20:10 learning, with an international twist, it doesn’t get much better than this.
This year, the four outstanding Indigenous creatives that formed the cohort were choreographer, dancer and writer Jacob Boehme (from Victoria); curator Carly Lane (from Western Australia); designer Lucy Simpson (from New South Wales); and curator Clotilde Bullen (from Western Australia). I worked with them intensively in Melbourne in September 2014 before coaching them in London in November. Whilst in the UK they each undertook a bespoke programme of meetings with, and introductions to, some of the UK’s biggest arts institutions and organisations. This three-week, hectic study schedule, curated by Nicola Turner (NT Creative Arts Limited), has proved to be a truly catalytic experience, enabling the ACCELERATE participants to clarify their leadership purpose, benchmark their experiences in an international context and share their remarkable insights and narratives more widely than ever before.
We are now busily planning ACCELERATE 2015 with British Council Australia and I am really looking forward to heading over there again in September!
For a more detailed case study of our work with British Council Australia, click here.