"A Kinder Society", is a cross-community, social development initiative aiming to promote kindness and compassion for individual, organisational and community well-being and success. Initiatives towards A Kinder Society include "The I Can Centre" (because it is not kind to leave people anxious, stressed, worried etc) and NICHAW*(because we need to find creative community solutions to social, practical and healthcare problems rather than compel people to relocate, especially into later life). We hope these and other initiatives in the pipeline will upskill and support people towards optimal health, well-being and development. We are just getting underway (2016) and inquires, feedback, involvement etc are all most welcome.
*The National Institute for Community Health and Well-being, NICHAW.org
Director: Dr Ann O’Hanlon, BA (Hons), M.Sc, Ph.D.
The lead behind 'A KInder Society' is psychologist, author and CBT Therapist Dr Ann O'Hanlon.
Associate: Dr. Anthony McCann, Ph.D. FRSA
Anthony is an international keynote speaker, researcher, lecturer, coach, and trainer. A specialist in culture change, leadership, and ethics, he was recently nominated for the position of Visiting Professor in Culture Change and Leadership at Canterbury Christ Church University. A recipient of a Fulbright Award, Anthony has held the positions of Research Associate with the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington DC and Visiting Fellow with the University of Bristol's Graduate School of Education. He holds the positions of Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Associate with the Center for Emergent Diplomacy in Santa Fe; Associate with the Center for Inter-Cultural Practice in San Francisco; part-time lecturer in Peacebuilding for Loughborough University’s programme in International Diplomacy, and Certified Coach with LITS Global corporate responsibility training. Anthony has worked as a lecturer-researcher at the University of California, the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Sheffield, the University of Sheffield Hallam, the University of Limerick, the University of Ulster, and Queens’ University, Belfast.
Information on other associates will follow.