3rd June 2024

She Leads America/UK

Faith Based Solutions for Modern Day Challenges

This consultation hosted Christian women in leadership across all sectors of society from the USA and the UK exploring “Faith Based Solutions for Modern Day Challenges.”

The topics included, “Bringing the World Back to Life” examining the Biblical view of LIFE from the “womb to the tomb and beyond.”

“The Dignity of Women” looking at the increasing attack on womanhood and the safety and equality of women in society today. They discussed the practical ways we can restore our identity and the dignity of women wherever they find themselves.

“Ethnic Harmony”addressing the advantages and challenges of a multicultural society. How to connect with and serve our new neighbors.

“The utilization of Media to amplify our compelling message”- what are the advantages and challenges of media today.  How do we get a positive message out in a negative media environment.

3rd May 2024

Foundation for Educational Development

The consultation, a partnership with the Foundation for Education Development (FED), looked at the potential solutions a new Government might explore in order to improve key areas of our education system for the long term. The focus was on three important areas; Workforce, Inclusion and MAT/School Partnerships. Also discussed was work that will be undertaken on Artificial Intelligence, Financial Literacy and Innovation in Education.

9th April 2024

The future of charity in the UK and a new vision for the working relationship between civil society, government and business

To many, the charity sector is the ‘third’ sector in name and pecking order. Primarily seen as a provider of relief, ‘charity’ is frequently associated with voluntarism and inefficiency. It is often viewed with suspicion by both left and right. For those leading some of our best-known charities, their perspective is very different. Our purpose in April was to explore what a stronger relationship might look like and what it could deliver for the UK. Together, we endeavoured to bring to life a vision in which charities are respected partners to government and play their full role in helping to drive reform – getting upstream of complex problems, strengthening policy, and building public support for long-term change.

A series of essays by CRG members kick started the conversation by examining different aspects of the relationship that are fundamental to reform and progress.

19th March 2024

Society for Innovation, Technology and Modernisation

Towards Connected Places: Insights Into Actions

The Society for Innovation, Technology and Modernisation consultation looked at enabling and empowering place-based leadership and transformation in an era of turbulent times, devolution, climate change and emerging technologies.

The aim being to help the Socitm Institute turn insights into practical actions, that support the delivery of connected places as initially imagined in Socitm’s 2021 post covid-regeneration consultation report Resilient people, communities and places.

The 2024 Consultation overview report and background paper set out participants shared insights as to what works, what needs to change, and set of “calls to action to bring about wider place-based social, environmental, economic and technological progress.

27th February 2024

Delivering Integrated Climate Education, Skills and Professional Standards

SOS-UK and EAUC – Final Report

Pre-Consultation Briefing

Senior figures from Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) gathered to highlight the case for a reformed curriculum centred on the climate emergency; identify and showcase effective practice; encourage collaboration to accelerate better climate education; and agree meaningful next steps. There is considerable demand from industry, educators and students for climate solutions to be woven into all subjects, from GCSE and beyond. The Department for Education aims for the UK to have a “world-leading education sector in sustainability and climate change by 2030.”

6th February 2024

Democracy and Free Speech on Campus: Theory and Practice

Off-campus there is much talk about free speech on campus, and we now have a new 2023 Higher Education Act that emphasises the immense value of free speech in our liberal democracy.  Yet both on campus and off it, much public talk about free speech is marred by negative approaches and behaviours. We must therefore work out how to turn this free speech debate into positive and productive action. If universities are to avoid squandering their collective responsibilities to future generations, we must, first, relearn how to discuss openly and in trust the human bonds that hold us together; second, accept and manage disagreement better; and third, involve academic and student voices actively in democratic processes to build a more just world for ourselves, our communities, and our institutions. Working with Professor Alison Scott-Baumann of SOAS, this Consultation will review new initiatives for working towards these goals, including developing trust, managing complex topics productively, disagreeing well, and taking university expertise out into the real world, to Westminster and beyond.