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4 April 2023 | Blog
There have been so many developments and events over those years … but as of end of April, I am stepping down, and it feels great!
Many years ago, I was surprised to be informed that, having apparently ticked ‘maybe’ to some forgotten MDN* member survey, I was being appointed as one of the new convenors, the small group responsible for managing and running the network. My early roles eventually led me to become lead convenor for the now-named Consultants for Good, and then to Chair the new CIC.
There have been so many developments and events over those years, supported by loads of members, and our of course our brilliant administrators, Gail then Alison.
But now, as of end of April, I am stepping down, and it feels great!
This is partly because it’s not always easy for any of us doing this stuff to keep shoehorning it in around the day job (and life generally). But mainly because I know that systems are in place to keep running our important network, lightly, and usefully and still by members, for members. And because of the terrific people on the CforG Board and Events Group.
There have probably been three key reasons for me being so involved with MDN/CforG over the years.
I am (a bit) envious of whoever steps into my shoes, because CforG is really getting to some fun stuff now. There’s so much potential for the network to be recognised as a source of unique collective expertise, to get more involved in national debates, and to shape how we connect with each other within CforG.
And if that’s you – it’s not too late to put yourself forward!
*Management Development Network – the old name for Consultants for Good.