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…
Cultivating Minds UK has worked with a number of organisations to develop training materials that aim to support workplaces in developing leadership at all levels to prevent bullying and harassment. Abuse in the workplace can produce many negative outcomes. Poor relationships can lead to increased absenteeism as well as decreased productivity. Retention of staff is… Continue reading Working with businesses
A number of educational opportunities are available that will support delivery of school values and support young people to navigate, an often challenging world. “No significant learning will take place without a significant relationship” All sessions for schools provide a focus on building the healthy norm that exists amongst young people. Building healthy relationships are… Continue reading Working with schools
Cultivating Minds UK has worked with both professional and amateur sports teams in the UK and in the US. “Distractions off the field of play can, if unchecked, quickly become distractions on the field” Inappropriate social media use, the sharing of indecent images, domestic abuse and sexual violence are all issues that have, in the… Continue reading Working with sports teams
Graham delivered a number of workshops on bystander intervention throughout 2021/22 and a train the trainer course in Plymouth, with just under 200 people engaging in the sessions.
Graham was great at communicating and being responsive, especially as we had a tight deadline to submit a funding application! Graham was super flexible with the arrangements and fitting us in when he could, delivering sessions on different days and times to try and attract as wide an audience as possible.
Graham hosted the sessions really well and attendee feedback included that “Graham is an inspiring and engaging facilitator with an incredibly important mission to mobilise men and boys (indeed everyone) to challenge and prevent violence against women and girls.
He is an incredibly valuable voice at a pivotal time”. We had other great feedback including “Great session with lots of interesting discussion. Good use of resources to help solidify the content and nice to be able to contribute, share and ask questions if needed. I will definitely be recommending this training to others”.
From our evaluation data, completed by 110 people, 96% said they understand how Bystander Intervention can prevent sexual violence and 98% agreed they understand what can prevent/inhibit someone from being an active bystander. 96% agreed they have learnt different tools and strategies that can support active bystander engagement.
Following the train the trainer sessions, the 21 people who attended decided to set up their own network so they could maintain momentum and sustain bystander intervention as a useful tool in preventing violence against women and girls. This network are now planning how to roll out more training across the City.
Moving forward, we are keen to maintain our relationship with Graham and consider how we can focus bystander intervention in schools and with young people. I hope our relationship with Graham continues as I see him as a key partner in our efforts to prevent violence and abuse.
Development & Impact Manager – Together for Childhood