Weeknotes #9

When my week involves meeting lots of different and interesting people, learning lots, and taking forward positive action to improve public services… that’s pretty much perfection! And this week has been exactly that! As I mentioned in last week’s weeknote, we have a number of collaborations with Swansea University as part of the  KESS 2…Read more »

Weeknotes #8

This last week started with a fab PhD supervisory meeting with Adam Runacres. Adam is undertaking research investigating the long-term influences of intensive training during childhood. It’s one of the collaborations we have with Swansea University as part of the KESS 2 programme. KESS 2 (Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship) provides opportunities for funded PhD and…Read more »

Weeknotes #6

It has been a bit quiet on the weeknote front from me as I have had a few week’s annual leave. It’s been so lovely spending a large part of the summer hols with our children (I have posted some of my photography here). And this summer has been a momentous one. Not only has…Read more »

Weeknotes #5

A big theme for me this last week has been learning. If you’ve seen Sport Wales’ new strategy, our pledge is  to ‘learn together, deliver together’. As part of this, we’re exploring what a ‘learning organisation’ looks like. There are multiple definitions and typologies of a learning organisation. Peter Senge popularised the concept through his…Read more »

Weeknotes #4

This last week I had some really interesting and fruitful discussions with people. I’m really grateful to Jane Foulkes and Steve Woodfine for their advice and ideas of how we can build capability and capacity around the Well-being of Future Generations Act within our particular context. I am really keen for it not to be…Read more »

Weeknotes #3

This week’s weeknote is a little later and shorter than planned. I had a banging headache for much of last week which really affected my whole being. A little rest and recuperation helped no end. Building on last week’s theme of the importance of quality relationships, one of things that has struck me this week…Read more »