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What Does Mike Chitty Do?

People often ask me this question, so I thought I would list some of my projects:

Ongoing Work

  • Developing the Leeds Community Enterprise Accelerator – Elsie
  • Developing Progress School in Leeds and Bradford
  • Researching barriers to recruitment and training in micro-enterprise in Bradford
  • Designing and delivering ‘The Web Changes Everything….’
  • Working towards an Innovation Lab in Leeds
  • Developing support for an Innovation Lab in Leeds
  • Running The Entrepreneur’s Workshop
  • Evaluating a major cross discipline leadership development programme for a consortium of NHS Trusts
  • Tracking a group of leadership training participants over a 12 month period to explore if and how their learning is applied at work
  • Training and coaching a variety of managers from the public, private and third sector in the principles and practice of progressive, person centred, management and leadership
  • Developing alternative person centred approaches to social and economic regeneration for local authorities and development agencies
  • Working with management teams and organisations to develop and implement strategies and plans for organisational development and transformation – clients include a mental health organisation and an economic development agency

Completed Projects

  • Helping out with cultural conversations
  • Facilitating strategic development in a Development Trust
  • Providing training for Enterprise Coaches in a financial inclusion project
  • In house development programme for enterprise coaches in the North East
  • Developing Enterprise Coaches in the North West
  • Helping clinical and non-clinical leaders in the NHS to manage their own leadership development using action learning
  • Providing a leadership development programme for directors in a Local Authority with an emphasis on project management
  • Providing Action Learning sets for managers and leaders in the NHS
  • Delivering CPD on enterprise in Further Education
  • Delivering Workshop on Person Centred Development at Schumacher North conference
  • Developing Key Note Address for Voluntary Action Leeds and Leeds Voice AGM
  • Helping to bring together two teams in a major mental health charity
  • Contributing to Social Innovation Lab, Danone, Paris
  • Delivering a workshop for students on the International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme
  • Helping a local mental health charity with strategy development
  • Running workshops for Enterprise Coaches
  • Key note for primary and secondary heads in the East Midlands on Enterprise Education
  • Working with a small team to evaluate a major business support organisation for a regional development agency
  • Facilitating a large national group of residents of social housing to help them influence government and other stakeholders on housing and related policies
  • Working with FE on ’embedding enterprise’ – What does it mean?  Why should we do it?  How can it be done?
  • Training enterprise coaches for various LEGI projects – improving both effectiveness and efficiency
  • Researching and writing on person centred development, enterprise, entrepreneurship, economic and social development, management and leadership and community development
  • Helping with Social Media Surgeries in Leeds
  • Developing fresh approaches to community engagement in learning and development
  • Delivering key note address for West Yorkshire Life Long Learning Network Event – Mind Your Own Business – Workshop on developing Arts based business
  • Delivering key note address for Unleashing Enterprise Conference – Enterprise for All?

Last Updated August 2011

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