Blog and News

Posted
09/10/2019

Latest news, blog posts and articles written by Oasis co-directors and associates. Topics include peer working, collaboration, leadership, organisational development, resilience and wellbeing.

Don’t Ask More From People Than They Can Give

Don’t Ask More From People Than They Can Give

Posted
07/12/2015
Author
Isabela Souza

Having studied in a Catholic school, from a very early age I was told to follow the Golden Rule: “You should treat others as you would like others to treat yourself.” I always had a slight problem with this rule, what about if others don’t like the way I treat myself? If you are a masochist and like to be beaten up, should you be beating other people up? Certainly not!

Shift Happens

Shift Happens

Posted
04/12/2015
Author
Nick Ellerby

What does change really take? If it were all as easy as some make out - the 'x' steps approach - how come there are so many examples of individuals, organisations, and governments practising the same mistakes again and again?

How To Save The World – Find A Great Question!

How To Save The World – Find A Great Question!

Posted
27/11/2015
Author
Chris Taylor

The official UN Climate Talks, known as the COP (Conference of Partners) is preceded by a Conference of Youth, known as the COY. This is a UN sponsored event that here in Paris has brought together 5,000 young people from around the world.

The Joys and Pitfalls of Co-facilitation

The Joys and Pitfalls of Co-facilitation

Posted
25/11/2015
Author
Isabela Souza

My facilitation career started with co-facilitation. I was invited by Chris Taylor to run the People, Planet and Purpose programme at Oasis. It seemed an excellent idea. I had been thinking of changing jobs and co-facilitation would give me an easy way in a new path, without much pressure of handling every decision on my own.

Refugee Crisis? You ain’t seen nothing yet!

Refugee Crisis? You ain’t seen nothing yet!

Posted
22/09/2015
Author
Chris Taylor

The pictures of tiny Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach in Turkey seemed to change the public mood towards the Refugee Crisis overnight. This was a personal tragedy which touched the public heart and caused much of the press to perform an abrupt U-turn in its coverage.