Full immersion in learning, and equipment for action.
Closing the gap between Compliance and Organisational Performance.
We shall achieve our vision through creating learning, knowledge and practice exchange platforms for building capacity and capability in corporate governance and board effectiveness – that meets global standards but situates in context and culture.
Our Beliefs & Why
We believe in the power of ‘unreasonable people’ such as us to change our world for the better; one organisation at a time, one government at a time. We see what is possible when leaders and organisations practice good governance that then improves the performance of public sector organisations and service delivery to citizens.
Driven by our vision, our work is socially useful and collaborative; always seeking to work with people and organisations with the same values. Our pursuit of quality and a result-based based approach should in itself be useful. If we can demonstrate how our public services and government leadership can be improved, this is likely to have a much greater effect than mere technical skills and rhetoric. Thus, our advisory services and training programmes are a whole experience which encompasses first class knowledge and practical skills development…seasoned with storytelling and sense making….outcomes-driven…..and wrapped up in enlightened hospitality.
We are intimately connected to the countries where we work and demonstrate our ethos of social responsibility by investing in local partnerships and investment in communities. The training is the beginning of strong relationships because we take our client’s success personally and the vitality of these connections is part of what defines and fires up Maddison Pine. We joyously interact with communities on a level that defines us and provides a uniquely gratifying experience all around.
We will never be a big company simply because we choose not to be big. Significant, we shall be, as we strive continuously to build good governance in our public institutions. We very much believe in the works of Robert Kennedy:
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
And, as we diligently and courageously pursue this God-given vision, we shall either set the world on fire or become fire itself.
Imagine your ideal campus! This is what we create for you at our different locations in London, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Ghana……you get the picture. We create an ideal learning environment for you as you step back from your daily routine and step into a world of action-learning, where you will have the time to reflect on where you have been, where you are, where you want to take your organisation, and yourself – why and how.
Whichever location you choose, you can be sure of a wholesome learning experience as we work closely with you to deliver a programme that will raise you and your organisation to the next level of performance and relevance.
Global Insights, Local Practice
It is very important to us that we must always take culture and context into consideration when designing and delivering our programmes. Whilst there are universal principles of good governance, there are no institutional templates that are valid everywhere, for all organisations, for all countries and; for all stages of a country’s development.
Global Insights – Local Change
We believe that whilst it is very useful to learn from global best practices it is prudent to build an approach that is based on ‘best fit’ without compromising the fundamental principles of effective governance and performance.
As a result, we are continually driven towards innovation and our programmes apply a rigorous, action-learning, and non-centric approach to building capability and capacity the public sector. Relationships are very, very important to us and our delegates become first our advocates, and then become co-creators of change.