I accompany mission-driven organisations to solve problems that matter

Impartial Convener. Strategist. Systems Thinker. Facilitator. Questioner. Lifelong Learner. Challenger. Weaver.

Ex-Accenture. Ex-Amazon. Ex-Uber. INSEAD MBA. LSE Alum

CLIENT PORTFOLIO

The Royal Society of Arts

Can you convene public and private sector stakeholders to discuss the consequences of our Future of Work in 2035 Report in practice. How can we engage with employers  to protect employees and prepare for the complex changes ahead?

> ORGANISATION LEARNING JOURNEY

> WORKSHOP DESIGN + FACILITATION

> CURATED CONVENING

Creative Equals

Can you design and facilitate workshops for corporations and industry bodies to build cultures of equality and empower the workforce to actively shape a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging?

> ORGANISATION LEARNING JOURNEY

> STRATEGY + FRAMEWORKS

> CURATED CONVENING

> WORKSHOP DESIGN + FACILITATION

The Wellcome Collection

Can you apply a combined strategic and human-centred approach to help us become an inclusive organisation?

> ORGANISATION LEARNING JOURNEY

> WORKSHOP DESIGN + FACILITATION

Virgin Start-Up

Can you serve as a critical friend to evaluate Platform X, our pilot Procurement Accelerator Programme,  and recommend open innovation methods to test and scale across the Virgin portfolio?

> ORGANISATION LEARNING JOURNEY

>  CURATED CONVENING

The British Academy

The Future of the Corporation programme redefines business for the 21st century in order to   re-build trust between business and society. Can you design a stakeholder engagement plan to effectively engage business, government, policy, civil society and academic stakeholders?

> ORGANISATION LEARNING JOURNEY

> CURATED CONVENING

Nesta

Can you lead The Flying High Challenge to co-design drone applications for public safety across the UK. Can you convene a coalition of multi-disciplinary stakeholders to bid for future funding from the UK Industrial Strategy?

> STRATEGY + FRAMEWORKS

> CURATED CONVENING

The Good Agency

Can you develop a strategic & actionable framework for organisations to put purpose into practice?  How do we avoid 'purposewash' and guide organisations to lead with integrity?

> ORGANISATION LEARNING JOURNEY

> STRATEGY + FRAMEWORKS

SYSTEMIQ

Can you lead the Innovation and Responsible Leader workstreams as part of The Better Business for a Better World report to  guide the private sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals targets?

> ORGANISATION LEARNING JOURNEY

> STRATEGY + FRAMEWORKS

> CURATED CONVENING

 
 

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The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

I care deeply about my work. I care about how I work, why I work, where I work, and with whom I work.

I select projects that enable me to learn and grow. I believe I can contribute the most impact through a portfolio career as it removes incentive-caused bias, and allows me to apply my learned and lived experiences across my work. My work is honest (at times uncomfortably so) and I build trust along the way in the relationships I forge.

Question deeply

I collaborate closely with clients and act as a ​critical friend. Where necessary this may include challenging the status quo or group think, playing devil's advocate, and developing comfort around the uncomfortable.

Systems leadership

I apply a systems lens to evaluating problems. By building trusted networks, I encourage clients to consider the ripple effects and unintended consequences of their decisions. This allows us to explore new collaborations and think long-term. I am a node across diverse communities. I belong to intimate collectives such as The Point People and We are Liminal, and broader networks, such as the RSA Fellowship and INSEAD / LSE Alumni groups.

PRINCIPLES

Learning through play

As a Lego Serious Play facilitator, I am a strong advocate for Lego's playful learning philosophy. I design workshops to be emotive, participatory, uncomfortable at times, and most importantly, fun.

Connect the dots of opportunity

I recognise patterns across my work, and curate meaningful connections between people, ideas and opportunities.

People-first

I work to help clients recognise people as their most valuable asset. While many firms focus on external branding, I instead lead workshops to help clients consider their internal brand and culture to build loyalty and integrity from within.

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Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

Voltaire

 

CURATED CONNECTIONS+ CONVENING

Connect the dots of opportunity and convene multi-disciplinary stakeholders to explore interconnected problems and create a safe space to unlock collective wisdom and convene for change

Case Studies:

RSA | Nesta | Good Innovation | Creative Equals

ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING JOURNEY

Support organisations to be future-ready by becoming Learning Organisations, weaving learning and knowledge share into behaviours, systems, practices, and culture

 

Case Studies:

RSA | Nesta | 

Creative Equals | Wellcome Collection

WORKSHOP DESIGN + FACILITATION

There is no training. All learning is in the form of immersive, highly  participatory workshops to prepare people and organisations for the Future of Work

Case Studies:

Virgin Start-Up | RSA | Creative Equals |

Wellcome Collection

STRATEGY + FRAMEWORKS

Apply a strategic approach to problem solving, build framework to guide the solution to a particular problem

Case Studies:

RSA | Nesta | 

Good Agency | Wellcome Collection | SYSTEMIQ

 

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Gandhi

NISHITA DEWAN

nishita@collaborateq.com         |            +44 7480641986

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