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Make It Happen Burning2Learn Autumn 2016


the #GlobalGoals by engaging local people and businesses in a united ambition for our planet!

Do you think you have what it takes to stand up and deliver a crowd pleasing performance to top professionals & employers? Want to have a go? Visit our website to find out how to join our Media Team’s next event!

Contents 4: BETT Show 2016 5: Tools for Teachers 6: The Internet of Things 7: Smart Learning 8: Global Goals 9: World Lessons 10: What can we do? 11: Famous Faces 12: FoodCycle Bye Bye Plastic Bags 13: #iwill Campaign 14: Resilience.io 16: Purposeful Business 17: CSR 18: Giles Hutchins 19: Future Fit 20: Blueprint for Business 21: Quora 22: Adrian Moorhouse 23: Greg Searle 24: ThriveAbility 25: Spiral Dynamics 26: Branching out 28: Collaboratories 29: Thought-Leaders 30: B2L 32: Acorn Hub

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We’d like to tell you more about a really important campaign that Burning2Learn has become part of. Have you every heard of the #GlobalGoals? Read on to find out more...

Hello! We support and prepare young people for their future in the world of work - and society on the whole - by better equipping them with the skills, knowledge and insights that are going to be essential in tomorrow’s workplace. Over the last four years we have taken a deep dive into the changing nature of work. This magazine has been created by us for you to give you and other young people a heads up on what to expect beyond school and university walls! So sit up, pay attention and start your future today. Let’s get to work!

Alan Dean Founder and Director Burning2Learn

Motivating Tomorrow’s Adults Today! Autumn 2016

What’s New In Education Gadgets and Gizmos a-plenty!

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his year’s BETT Show delivered true education innovation across the board. Visitors tuned-in to tremendous talks, test drove ground-breaking teaching tools and witnessed exhibitors prove once and for all that there really is an app for everything! These are some of our highlights from the show; for more stories like this read our full event report here.

My Cognition My Cognition has carried out studies for three years and has now produced a video-based training programme that both measures and trains student cognition. MyCQ is a 15 minute cognitive assessment tool that measures the five main cognitive domains in an individual. What does this mean? MyCQ enables teachers, parents and mentors to develop the cognition of their students/children through engaging assessments that are personalised and inclusive to each learner. The assessments identify individual strengths, as well as areas that need improvement. MyCognition aims to change the world, one mind at a time. www.mycognition.com 4

Enhancing Emotional Intelligence Through Technology Peppy Pals hopes to improve society through the development of emotional intelligence. “We all have a role to play in ensuring that young people develop their emotional intelligence from a young age. As children, we can learn these skills from as young as two years of age”, says Peppy Pals’ Business Development and Marketing Manager, Paulina Olsson.

Why learn about emotional intelligence? Having an enhanced understanding of emotional intelligence can; improve mental health, increase young people’s chance of treating others better and assists young people in doing a better job in society on the whole.

Whose responsibility is it? “Emotional intelligence is as natural as walking down the street or tying your shoe laces,” Paulina states. Many parents often think it’s the teacher’s job to teach their children these skills - and teachers often think that it’s the parents’ job. “It’s all of us; teachers, parents, colleagues and society. We all have a role to play,” Paulina adds. She believes that by focusing on soft skills we can further enhance young people’s understanding of empathy and improve society.

Tool For Teachers If you are a teacher looking for insights into student performance - Microsoft may just have the app for you! In a very easy and efficient way, this app can inform teachers; which of their students spend the most time reading through materials, the amount of times students have viewed various work documents and how well they have performed on each topic of work... Sound good? In addition, the app also gives teachers authentic feedback on their students’ comprehension levels. Each of these measurements are indicated privately to the teacher alone and stored in a secure folder (avoiding any risk of embarrassment for slower learners). You’ll have full control over what goes on in class and can even restrict access to certain apps or lock student devices until they are ready to be used again. The app also provides an excellent learning space for collaboration, as well as simple solutions for catching up on missed lesson via its audio and video recording features. Office 365 For Education

The BBC micro:bit According to it’s creators, the BBC micro:bit is ‘a pocket-sized codeable computer that allows young people to get creative with technology, whatever their level of experience, and aims to help develop a new generation of digital pioneers’. Head of Operations for BBC Learning, Gareth Stockdale spoke at this year’s show and revealed that one million BBC micro:bits are being delivered free to year seven students around the country this year. The aim behind this is to introduce learners to

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computers from a young age and introduce a completely new way of speaking the complex computing language. The impressively simple to use piece of kit is also for use beyond school hours, and is seen as part of a life-long journey. It’s not just about the students either, BBC micro:bit is also designed to change the way teachers see the role of computers in learning.


IoT has many possibilities for STEM programs such as physical computing and computer programming. It simplifies and automates access to essential information in any type of educational or real-world setting.”

There are already dozens of ‘smart’ devices and products available on the market today. As IoT takes off it will provide a phenomenal platform for innovation in every sector; including education.


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Through IoT, connected devices can help make life easier for students of all academic capabilities. For instance, a visually impaired student could be given a personalized card that when registered by a computer, automatically enlarges font size. Rather than having to worry or feel embarrassed about calling the teacher over for help in front of the rest of the class, the student can take care of the issue themselves, which also builds self-confidence and encourages independence. Example areas of impact: • Students will learn faster Increased school security • Smart working and learning • Strengthen work with data

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& Connected Classrooms By 2020 there will be more than 50 billion connected devices on the Internet. Now the Internet of Things is about more than having an online presence. IoT is a network of physical objects (sensors, smart phones, electronics) that transmit data - via the internet - to the cloud; providing a “smarter” service/experience for the user. Educators are always trying to find new ways to connect with their students, and technology can go a long way towards helping them achieve this. Teachers can use IoT to add a wider context to learning and help make education more relevant to the child’s interests. The use of IoT in education is expected to increase dramatically, here are some examples of educational applications of IoT:

uploaded by the teacher to an online classroom application which can be accessed from home. Platforms such as these also allow students to review past topics as many times as they like, and allow teachers to continue at their chosen pace. Online Social Learning Spaces: Social media is also finding its way into the classroom via blogs and discussion forums. Networks such as these provide an excellent learning space for collaboration and encourage peer-to-peer support.

Mobile learning: Who says learning needs to stop at 3:15? Mobile learning allows students to access the internet from anywhere, be it on a school trip or at home. Students are able to work through their lessons on any device and from anywhere there is an E-Learning Platforms: Gone are the days of a internet connection. They are still given one-to-one students falling behind after a day off to see the feedback from their teachers and can also complete dentist. These days, if a student misses a lesson additional activities and exercises to strengthen their they can catch up later via video recordings that are knowledge on a particular subject.

Would you use IoT in your class? Tell us why via schools@burning 2learn.co.uk


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September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 17 goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. To realise these Goals everyone, however young they are, needs to take part. So join our world’s movement, teach young people about the Goals and encourage them to become the generation that changed the world. th

People all around the world are standing up and speaking out about the goal that they believe in most, determined to make them become a reality. Social media is one simple way for everybody to get involved.

“We need to make sure that all kids are given the opportunity to learn about food and good eating habits while they’re still young so that they’re sorted for life.” Jamie Oliver, Professional Chef


There is a huge movement taking place across the world right now and education has an enormous role to play in it. Have you heard of The Global Goals? Whether you know what the are or not, pay very, very close attention...

Start Your Journey Today www.worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org

Take part in the World’s Largest Lesson from 18th September 2016

What are the Goals?

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Communities unite through FoodCycle to ensure no good food is wasted! FoodCycle runs volunteer-powered community projects across the UK – all working to reduce food poverty and social isolation by serving tasty, nutritious meals to vulnerable people. Since they fired up the ovens in May 2009, their incredible volunteers have served over 125,000 meals made using over 146,000kg of surplus food – the equivalent saving of 657,000kg CO2 emissions. 82% of FoodCycle’s guests feel more part of the community, 38% say their main reason to attend a FoodCycle meal is that it is a chance to meet people and socialise, and 71% of beneficiaries say that they are eating more fruit and vegetables since coming to a FoodCycle Hub.

“It’s more than just a plate of food… you see places like this, it reaffirms your faith in humanity.”

Melati and Isabel Wijsen were just 12 and 14 years of age when they decided to do something extraordinary in their community... Two remarkable young people and sisters are on a mission to stop plastic bags from suffocating their beautiful island home of Bali.

“Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you’re too young or you won’t understand,” Isabel says to other aspiring activists. “We’re not telling you it’s going to be easy. We’re telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

- James, guest at FoodCycle Hackney. The incredible work of FoodCycle is a fantastic example of an initiative that already supports Global Goals 2, 3, 11, 12 and 16 - without having to do anything differently! 12

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#iwill Campaign brings hope, community and friendship to all generations If you haven’t yet come across the #iwill campaign, it’s well worth taking a look at what they’re up to! Co-ordinated by UK charity Step Up To Serve, the campaign’s impressive ambition is to bring social action to as many 10-20 year olds as possible, by 2020.

encouraging young people to serve in their community.” Former Prime Minister, David Cameron MP, has also personally backed the campaign, stating that ‘This campaign is above party politics – it’s about believing in our young people and backing them to do the right thing’.

Furthermore, in the same year, the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats also made specific reference to #iwill and have both recognised its benefits across the wider community. Ed Millband MP and Nick Clegg MP have both #iwill spawned from true collaboration and publicly acknowledged their support of the partnership, two essential attributes for any campaign. group or business to succeed and bring about real transformation. The leaders behind #iwill #iwill is also represented by 100 inspiration have pledged to spread the word about the young ambassadors who come from a benefits of youth social action, describing their variety of backgrounds but share one binding mission as ‘working to embed [social action] in commonality - ‘a passion that drives them to the journey of young people and create fresh find time to help others’. Their role involves everything from online mentoring to supporting opportunities for participation’. charity fundraisers and making change in their Having gained cross-party support within the own communities. political sphere, the #iwill was referenced in last year’s Conservative Party manifesto ahead If you have been inspired to take action or of the 2015 General Election: “We will support would like to learn more, visit www.iwill.org.uk The Prince of Wales’ Step Up To Serve initiative,


Technology drives resilience to Ghana The Ecological Sequestration Trust has developed a software tool which allows people to build a model of their city region and put into that model the types of activities that happen in their area. By this, we mean the types of activities that make up human civilisation as they know it, such as energy, water and education. This tool is called resilience.io and is currently being piloted in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, Africa. Head of Experience Design for the Trust, Andre Head describes resilience.io as “A decision making tool for local people in their community”. The Trust itself is based in the UK, so connecting with the right people in Accra was going to be essential for the success of this project. “Getting to know the people in Accra was the first exercise for the development team”, says Andre. “Our approach is to set up what we call a ‘collaboratory’ to involve the local community before we even start. We find out who the important people are locally to any project we might be working on, then get them together and get their advice on anything they might want.” Meeting with local people was a really influential process and revealed that Accra is full of people who are excited about new technology and who are determined to get things done. “People in Accra feel some responsibility and feel empowered to do something about it in these developing situations. It’s incredibly exciting because they are in an environment where they know they can really make a difference.”


In the initial stages of the tool’s development the Trust was working with a prototype application to demonstrate how it would work within the community. As the prototype could not cater for all areas within the community, the Trust asked the local people what they needed the tool to do and what the most pressing issue for their community at that moment was. This approach highlighted the largest opportunities for improvement in the WASH sector (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), which enabled the thinking and planning moving forward to be tailored around the genuine and authentic needs of the community. “It’s a decision making tool for them (local people)”. resilience.io is now a fully operational tool and is being piloted in Accra. The tool has continued to receive positive feedback from people across the community, including the Mayor of Accra himself. This tool is an excellent example of how an

open-minded, co-creative environment can spawn effective results. For us, this is the key takeaway from Andre’s experiences. There can be a lot of issues in politics when leaders come in and work to short time cycles. When you are only looking four or five years into the future this tends to bring with it short-term thinking; which can make it difficult to successfully work on different projects. On the whole, we believe that leaders and decision makers need to be much more forward-thinking in the long term in order to thrive. “The SDGs are an example of how the world is preparing to make huge decisions and make big changes in the way that we are running our society - we are at a really good point in history to provide a tool for people to do that.” Follow the success of this inspiring project here: Video / Website

Did You Know Founder and CEO of the Ecological Sequestration Trust, Professor Peter Head, was amongst those who helped to develop Global Goal #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.


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What do you think the purpose of business is? Why do they exist?

been an awakening... We are thrilled to have seen first-hand that more and more leaders of business in a huge variety of industries are opening up to the need for transformative, systemic change. Which makes them on the journey already in our eyes!

Why do we exist? What is the purpose of what we do? What motivates us on an intrinsic level and how can we move beyond ‘survival’ and become a real, meaningful entity? These are all questions which all employee should be asking themselves - and if you’re not, then you should be. Cards on the table, the world has been in a bit of a rut. The business world prioritised financial return in the place of purpose, wellbeing and stewardship; worldwide we have caused irrevocable damage to some of our planet’s natural habitats; and the emerging disconnect between people, as individuals, employees and citizens, has prevented synergy and prosperity on the whole. Thankfully, things are turning around. To ensure this change in ways continues however, we need you.

Your world needs you! You and your entire generation have the ability to transform the world on a whole new scale. None of these issues are too big to overcome, but we do have a responsibility to act - now - and that’s where you come in. Young people have the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference. To face these challenges together and bring about the world that you want. To do so, you’re going to need a few pointers... 16

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working for organisations which we don’t feel compromise us and finding a work-life balance. I want us to get to a place where we go to work and it excites us, unleashes our creative potential and where we work with other vibrant people, rather than just paying bills.

- Giles Hutchins

The Crown Estate is a leading example of how businesses can incorporate sustainability into their business agenda. Wild West End is an annual event set up to build community engagement throughout the summer in the heaving streets of London. The idea behind it is to raise more awareness of green buildings, and even included the sale of honey produced by bees on the rooftops of Regent Street. This herb garden is amongst many others in the area, and can be found on the veranda of The Crown Estate.


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“Leaders need to create environments that allow themselves and others to flourish.” - Giles Hutchins, highly acclaimed speaker, writer and advisor to leaders in business. We caught up with him to learn more about his experiences and observations from within the corporate world and to explore his vision of business over the coming years.

Stripping things back: Unlocking Intrinsic Motivators The nature of business today is much more about materialistic advantage and much less about the things that actually contribute towards the thrival of human beings. Many systems are still very hierarchical in nature, which tends to direct emphasis and value into the wrong areas (financial gain, climbing the ladder at the expense of others, arrogant ambition etc). Businesses today need to strip themselves back and become more centred around the ‘why’ and the purpose of the organisation; and by extension the purposes of the employees within it. Giles reinforced this message as he recalled a time in his career which catalysed a fundamental shift in his perception of the work that he was doing: In 2006, when he was a successful business person working in London, Giles was struck by a pivotal realisation. He realised that he was not fulfilling what he wanted to do with his life and that he was just ‘being successful’. “I wrote a note to myself saying ‘I begin’, and from that moment on I worked more overtly to allow what I do to align with my love of life.” Giles began to ask himself, “How can the way I work enhance life, rather than degrade it?” 18

Giles has spent the last few years writing books on the nature of business and providing insights to leaders who are interested in helping their organisations transform.

“I’ve always had a deep love of life, that’s the thing that underpins my work and has been here all the time.” We can learn from the empathy, communication and perception skills that Giles demonstrates through his work, and begin to apply the same kind of thinking to the way that we approach business and employment today.

Identifying and aligning purpose We are all driven by different things; it could be our families, learning and developing skills and talents, exploring the world or meeting and interacting with new people. Whoever we are, there’s a reason that all of us get out of bed in the morning. It’s so easy to forget to remember to work on the things that we love and fulfill our purpose.

“For me it feels more successful when what I am doing is in harmony with how I deeply feel about something; when my being is infusing my doing. I’m quite outward focused and proactive, but sometimes I don’t always bring the right quality of being to that... For me it’s about life and how I’m engaging with life.”

Putting theory into practice “A good place to start is just upon the question: What value are we generating for life at the moment and for the next generation?” Giles also explained how this question can be reflected at a personal level - as an employee at any level. He adds that we can ask ourselves ‘what value do I want to bring to life?’ ‘What is my sole calling? Do I have one? Is there another’s that I can contribute towards?’ “When I was growing up, it was just assumed that you work, you get on, you earn a living - and you never would have questioned anything. I think it’s time to start questioning now...” Whilst it can be complex and tackling the world’s problems can be daunting, we encourage you to be more curious, to ask more questions and to challenge the status quo in business. Leaders are doing the exact same thing right now and that’s how they are going to make a difference. That’s what’s going to make you want to work for them and the values they stand for. We can fix all of these problems. The solutions start by introducing more humility and by simply asking, ‘how are we generating value for life?’ “I would like us to have really, really, good examples of organisations exploring what in means in practice to thrive, to move beyond sustainability and thrive. A world where we shift the overarching purpose or maximising wealth to actually living a richer deeper experience and understanding how life really is.” Video: Future Fit By Giles Hutchins Website: www.thenatureofbusiness.org


A Blueprint For Better Business On the subject of transformational change, we’d thoroughly recommend independent charity, a Blueprint for Better Business, to any organisation looking to thrive in the 21st century. Thrilled to be invited to the charity’s recent conference in London, we joined over 150 delegates thirsty to get stuck in and explore the nature of purposeful business. The conference, sponsored and hosted by K&L Gates, was headlined by five highly acclaimed panellists who led the sessions with open dialogue and spoke with refreshing candour. Many people in the UK (employees and individuals) have observed the nature of business today; there are some who have written off business completely and would have us believe that it is made up of self-interested, materialistic-driven individuals. That organisations prioritise the maximisation of profit above all else; often at the expense of the personal virtues and values of their employees. A Blueprint for Better Business challenges these points of view, and works with organisations to help them operate to a purpose that serves society for mutual benefit. Blueprint is a catalyst for true transformational change within any organisation and has emerged from the collective wisdom and research of many different influences. Businesses can use the Blueprint model to encourage and inspire their employees by helping them improve society through their work, build resilience and secure long term sustainability by forging, strong and purposeful relationships. “A Blueprint for Better Business exists to support and challenge business to be a force for good. It does this by encouraging companies to operate true to a purpose that serves society, respects the dignity of people and thereby generates a fair return for responsible investors.” If organisations can learn to adopt more realistic models of human behaviour and business purpose, they can enable others to redefine and re-imagine the true purpose of business. www.blueprintforbusiness.org


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What kind of environment would you like to work in? What should a workplace look, feel and sound like?

Corporates open up to B2L students Today’s young people have more opportunities at their fingertips than any other generation before them. Born into a world on the cusp of a paradigm shift so great that it transcends traditional outlooks, millennials are now stepping into the workplace equipped with new mindsets, evolved expectations and more autonomy than the workplace has ever seen. So get ready to hear more talk of ‘virtual teams’ and ‘mobile meetings‘ - even image messaging mobile app, ‘Snapchat’ is making its way into workplace discussions. These are just a few examples of the changing needs and expectations of the workforce that were discussed at Quora’s most recent Smartworking Summit. Is your organisation prepared for their arrival? Throughout the summit many speakers also made reference to the term ‘silos’, and the damaging impact working in silos can have on a business. The ‘Silo Mentality’ is a mindset present when certain departments/sectors prefer to work independently in isolation, as appose to sharing useful knowledge and information. We believe that the negative impacts of the silo mentality transcend the business itself and cause a ripple effect across society. Therefore sharing and reinforcing the core messages emerging from Quora and their forward-thinking summits is essential. 21

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A waterwheel always trumps a waterfall in communication Olympic Gold Medalist and CEO of Lane4, Adrian Moorhouse MBE believes that everybody is talented and that ‘this generation needs inspiring’ by its coaches, teachers and trainers. He states that “people underestimate the value of the goal as a motivator,” and says that too often has he seen people who are inspired by a company and what they do decide to leave an organisation because of their manager. Adrian believes that leaders have to be very comfortable with ambiguity and they must be ok with not knowing the answer sometimes. There’s a difference between empowering and delegating and engaging people in a meaningful plan means you’ve got to be a good communicator. “People are being drowned and that’s what’s stifling talent. We need to break down the boundaries and include more in decision making. This is what I have seen, this is truly what I have seen and I’m trying to do it in my own organisation. We need to intrinsically motivate people and workers to make positive actions.”


Developing a Winning Culture Consulting organisation, Quora, delivers its highly acclaimed Smartworking Summits triannually, with presentations from an esteemed panels of CXOs and FM Directors of leading FTSE 100/ Fortune 500 organisations. Earlier this year, olympic rower Greg Searle took us through his personal journey as a world class competitor to look at how culture breeds unity and accelerates transformation. He revealed how scrapping uniforms spawned unity, moving furniture fostered friendship and ditching the sunglasses sparked strength. Many organisations are very proud of what they have achieved in the past. The pace of change, however, is growing evermore and, as leaders, we need to be open to the idea that the things we did in the past may hold us back in the future - or as Greg puts it - there may be a need to do a little ‘unlearning’. Greg reminds us of the importance of aligning personal motivators (of the athlete/worker) with those of the whole team (workforce). Even something as simple as turning down a sunglasses deal made Greg’s role in the team stronger. Without the thought of an advertising contract weighing into his thoughts, when competing he could really be in the race and focused on what was really important for himself and for his team. (Read the full report here for the rest of Greg’s story.)


How thriveable are you today? What does it take to thrive in education, business and society on the whole?

“What’s emerging for me is synergy, this whole idea that looking through the lens of one capital is insane. It’s the equivalent to giving the quid to the guy on the street which changes nothing.” - Dr Robin Wood of the ThriveAbility Foundation speaking at the ThriveAbility Masterclass on June 21st 2016.

What will it take to make ‘thriveable’ choices irresistible to leaders at every level of human development?


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Burning2Learn is working in partnership with the ThriveAbility Foundation, a group of international thought-leaders supporting leaders around the world to move beyond sustainability and become truly thriveable; as individuals and as part of an organisation.

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What are the Seven Capitals? The term ‘capital’ can mean many things. Its specific definition depends on the context in which it is used. Here, it is used to refer to seven types or resources available for use in any business.

Check out our Guide to ThriveAbility for Young People

In May 2016 the ThriveAbility Foundation delivered a Masterclass to corporate leaders at the Crown Estate in London. Adopting new business models is a major challenge for any organisation - big or small - but it is essential to making progress on a large scale in the world today. To achieve this, we all have a role to play – people like you, your family, your teachers, your friends, your community can all contribute.

Spiral Dynamics ThriveAbility also refers to an integral theory called spiral dynamics; the story of a dynamic interplay of human coping mechanisms that leave behind observable patterns that have been mapped out into different stages (colours) of human consciousness. Coping Mechanisms are stages of human development that determine how people think, as oppose to what they think. They define the structure of our minds, shape our perceptions and underpin all aspects of our individual development, interpersonal relationships, group dynamics and organisational design. Stages of human consciousness: Instinct Driven (Beige), Safety Driven (Purple), Power Driven (Red), Order Driven (Blue) , Success Driven (Orange), People Driven (Green), Integrative Flow (Yellow), Holistic Being (Turquoise). Coping mechanisms play within all of us as a completely unique musical chord, and the chord changes over our lifetime as the conditions around us change. For example, the human race has shifted from a species that was purely instinct driven 120,000 years ago when all that mattered was to survive - to now becoming success driven and people driven. Image source


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Communities Burning2Learn has been working with local businesses, groups and individuals within the Sevenoaks district to promote, share and get conversations going about the #GlobalGoals. We started in the local community that’s right on our doorstep, Swanley, and asked business leaders and workers which goals mean the most to them. Our team has also been developing some new education materials based on the goals; both for students and young adults making their transitions into the workplace. For us, the Global Goals are a fantastic tool to not only teach young people about the 17 most important topics they’ll every learn about, but to also make a real and lasting difference in the world.

We strongly believe that the most powerful ingredient for transformational change is education; and teaching young people the skills, values and mindsets that will matter the most in their future.








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Having recently reconnected with associate and friend, Jeremy Liyanage, we have been working on a collaborative project to rebuild war torn communities in Sri Lanka. The project is being created to bring new and engaging teaching styles and learning opportunities, enhance general English language skills (teachers and students) and target teacher training as well.

Swiss Strategist, Philip Koenig, connected B2L to the Brussels Business School and it’s associates to discuss and develop integration strategies for new holistic systems in business and education.

SWITZERLAND As a consultant for The World Economic Magazine, multi-string artist, Pamela Chiuppi brings a unique style to marketing communication, and to business on the whole. Her purpose-driven approach and effective use of behavioural tools such as spiral dynamics essential for shifting mindsets within the sector.

CANADA Integrating alternative curriculums developed in Canada to UK schools. Founder of the OIECEC platform that enables both students and staff to become conscious entrepreneurs.

UNITED KINGDOM The ThriveAbility Foundation is a UK registered charity conceived to assist the transition of expired business models to deliver a more green, inclusive (all together) economy by 2050. Executive Chairman in the UK of ThriveAbility Global Ltd, Dr Robin Wood delivers Masterclasses around the with support from Creator of Integral Mentors, Paul van Schaik. INDIA


Exploring project new based learning experiences in the classroom for school pupils in Delhi, India. Can the B2L approach be applied in India? How will students respond?

USA Burning2Learn USA has taken off! Bill McKenna Ph.D first saw synergies with B2L as our rack record and proven success stories reinforced his theoretical studies. He has now taken on the B2L model in Texas and is developing classroom materials designed to re-engage and motivate students in their learning.

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Feeding Forward For the 21st Century Philip Koenig

Burning2Learn first came across Philip Koenig at a 2013 conference in Switzerland on Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy. We have since become dear friends and have worked in collaboration to bring about the much needed mindset change required for the Paradigm Shift.

In his latest publication, Philip shares his thoughts, experience, learnings and advice for true transformational change - in all societal sectors. Philip is a visionary, thought-leader and catalyst for any organisation looking to stick around over the next ten, even five, years time.

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Why We Exist Each of us is driven by a deep-rooted commitment and passion for supporting others through our individual skills and talents. We work hard to continually expand and strengthen our network so that we can offer both students and business professionals a look through each other’s lens. For the youngster, we are better equipping them for life in the world of work; and for the professionals we are showing them the path that they’ll need to follow to attract and attain today’s talent pool.

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We are an independent education provider committed to supporting and guiding young people through their teenage transitions. Burning2Learn UK Limited is a private company, Founded and Lead by Motivator, Mentor and Friend, Alan Dean.

What We Do We give 10-19 year olds the chance to step out of the classroom and into the workplace for the day. They can learn about everything from waking up and arriving to a meeting on time, to the latest topics to hit the board from. Through our extensive network within the business world, we are able to invite our students to all kinds of events - business, entertainment, technology and so on! This allows students to take advice, guidance, direction, insights, 30 knowledge and life stories from real professionals.


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F or us it’s less about the what you are doing and more about the why you are doing it. As long as you are doing work that motivates you, “

drives you, releases your passions, tests and strengthens your talents and makes you feel purposeful, you’re doing the right thing.”

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