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Wales: a Journey.

I hope the translation is correct and I am not embarrassing myself whilst trying to appreciate the value of Wales identity and language.  As some of my eager colleagues know I have recently begun working with fellows in Wales.  Last week saw this become a reality with a Cardiff Fellows’ Network and a meeting of the new Wales team.  It was a busy two days of meetings and conversation and the Network reflected a mix of introductions, networking and a brief discussion on emerging core themes including:

  • Education
  • Arts
  • Churchill Fellows Mentoring Pilot
  • Wales Policy and Legislation
  • Partnerships for collaboration including Public Services 2025
  • Following this network the new Wales team came together and agreed some actions and priorities for the next few months including; the appointment of Andrew Board as interim-Chair, encouraging North Wales activity as well as discussion around the impact of the RSA GAG Review.  Both sessions benefited from input from Wiard Sterk, Fellowship Council and Keith Horsfall, Chair, West Midlands who gave examples and ideas of other Fellow-led activity.  Dr Kathy Seddon has a great project to start us off and we will be looking for Welsh Fellows keen to mentor incoming Churchill Fellows – let me know if this is of interest to you.

    Exciting to start something and grow it from scratch  - how often in our lives do we get that opportunity, lets make the most of it! Andrew Board

    The Cardiff Network will continue the conversation on 7 March 2012 at Maldron Hotel and Fellows, friends and colleagues are welcome to come along.  You can also join the conversation online via the Wales social network but it would be great to hear from fellows keen to organise local groups or projects across Wales.

    Vivs Long-Ferguson, Senior Networks Manager

    @vivslf

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