28 episodes

A podcast for people who’ve dedicated their careers to helping others – but eventually realise they need help, too. Conversations about promoting care and compassion in humanitarian and development settings and sharing what we are learning about promoting and supporting aid worker well-being and organisational culture.

Embodying Change: Cultivating Caring and Compassionate Organisations Cultivating Caring and Compassionate Aid Organisations Initiative

    • Business

A podcast for people who’ve dedicated their careers to helping others – but eventually realise they need help, too. Conversations about promoting care and compassion in humanitarian and development settings and sharing what we are learning about promoting and supporting aid worker well-being and organisational culture.

    “Mental models” with Faye Ekong of RavelWorks Africa

    “Mental models” with Faye Ekong of RavelWorks Africa

    In this episode Melissa speaks with Faye Ekong of RavelWorks Africa about common challenges in aid organisations, particularly as they relate to decolonising aid in a “post” COVID world.

    • 40 min
    “Everyone needs a safe space to flourish,” with Oge Chukwudozie of RSH Nigeria

    “Everyone needs a safe space to flourish,” with Oge Chukwudozie of RSH Nigeria

    Melissa speaks with Oge Chukwudozie about the Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub’s exciting pilot project accompanying 10 local Nigerian organisations as they work to change their organisational cultures. Oge emphasizes the value of cultivating a safe and supportive workplace culture and the importance of leadership “walking the talk.”

    • 48 min
    “Culture is the key,” with Dr. Gaya Gamhewage

    “Culture is the key,” with Dr. Gaya Gamhewage

    Melissa speaks with Dr. Gaya Gamhewage about her work in the World Health Organisation (WHO) to prevent and response to sexual misconduct.

    • 48 min
    Governing Well with Aseem Prakash and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

    Governing Well with Aseem Prakash and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

    Melissa speaks with Aseem Prakash and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken about how governing boards of aid organisations can “govern well.” They discuss the power dynamics present in any group of humans, embracing difference and true diversity, prioritising lived experience, modelling behaviours, and asking smart questions.

    • 50 min
    Making power visible with Dr. Emilia Roig

    Making power visible with Dr. Emilia Roig

    In this conversation, Melissa asks Dr. Emilia Roig, the author of the book "Why We Matter," about how power shows up in our work, her concept of “radical solidarity” and self care.

    • 25 min
    Evolution or revolution? Umut Dilara Baycili of Mavi Kalem on organisational culture

    Evolution or revolution? Umut Dilara Baycili of Mavi Kalem on organisational culture

    Melissa talks about organisational culture with Umut Dilara Baycili, a child psychologist working for Mavi Kalem.

    • 37 min

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