Cultivating Minds

Cultivating Minds UK was developed by Graham Goulden, simply to create much needed conversations around issues that can impact negatively on learning, on business and sports success. Graham Goulden, BA, is an experienced and committed leadership and violence prevention trainer. For thirty year’s he was a Scottish police officer and Chief Investigator specialising in criminal investigation, drug investigation, training and crime prevention. Read more…

Graham has been working with us here at the University of Edinburgh for over a year, and he has recently trained 600 student leaders in leadership and the bystander approach. This is a crucial element of our learning and development programme, which in itself forms a central part of our strategy to tackle gender-based violence and sexual violence within the University community. Graham has many skills- he has the ability to inspire and engage participants in this incredibly important subject area, and he is able to make this personal for us so that we can see clearly our own role in being part of the change. Feedback from student leaders on Graham’s training has been overwhelmingly positive- he is helping us to develop confident student leaders, and to build a strong platform for facilitating significant culture change.

Andy Shanks, Director of Student Well-Being, University of Edinburgh

Graham has been working with us for several months now and has played a key role in raising awareness of sexual harassment with all of our team. Graham brings a unique training delivery style and keeps his content engaging. He has an extensive knowledge and experience across all of the topics that he trains. A pleasure to work with and helps add real value to the workplace!

Hazel Goodfellow, Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow