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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Are you an individual looking to run an organisation or do you already run an arts organisation and thinking about making it sustainable? Maureen Salmon will be looking at the challenges that black led organisations face and will explore strategic leadership thinking, especially in the current turbulent climate in the world of the arts and culture.

Workshops and masterclasses in Utopia Theatre’s Creative Hub are for people of African origin aged 16 and above.

Click here to book your place.

Maureen Salmon is a Senior Lecturer for the Design School at London College of Communication. Her specialist areas are leadership, entrepreneurship, professional practices and cultural diversity. Maureen works across University of the Arts London (UAL) and leads the Business Model and Finance unit for MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise (London and Hong Kong) at Central Saint Martins.

She is a member of London College of Communication’s Knowledge Exchange Committee, UAL’s Africa Regional Group and Self-Assessment Team Group and the Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team Group. She is a fellow and chartered manager of Chartered Management Institute, a fellow of Higher Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts.

Maureen works internationally including Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India and the USA. Maureen has worked with the British Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, UAL Short Courses, Arts Council England, Museums Association, National Cultural Foundation Barbados, Walters and Cohen Architects, H2Dance, Strong Dance, Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD). She coaches creative entrepreneurs from diverse careers, industries and backgrounds.

In 2019, Maureen was appointed as a Visiting Professor in Transformational Leadership at the International School of Management Group in Senegal having contributed to Business School since 2011. She was a visiting lecturer in entrepreneurship at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus from 2011 to 2015. Maureen is inspired by the future and what is possible and so, she created Freshwaters. As consultant, coach and lecturer she helps individuals and organisations to create visions of their futures. In doing so, she believes we can all make a positive difference in the world.

Maureen has experience of working across different industries in the public, private and public sectors in an international arena. Her work is underpinned by her passion for diversity. She has a wealth of experience in inherent and acquired diversity

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