ORBITALS

Open

We have full-orbital, pioneering experience as creators and early adopters of Open.

2022

Open Leadership & Culture | Red Hat Summit

Invited to Ask the Experts on Open Leadership & Open Culture; presented further insights into what blocks open culture in organisations

JK

2022

IWD22 OpenUK

Presented at the House of Lords collaborating on work to support justice for female Afghan judges who face intimidation every day from the Taliban. This International Women’s Day event was hosted by OpenUK.

GH

2021

Open for Sustainability | UN Climate Change Conference - COP26

Presented and led panel discussion at COP26 on Open Collaboration Opening Sustainability at the Open Technology for Sustainability Day

GH

2019 - Present

Implementing Open Culture | Interchange Consultancy

Discovery and critical insights into our client’s needs and customer base, identifying blocks that prevent sales, implementation and regenerative growth

Delivering recommendations, education and consultancy for unblocking trapped and untapped value through people & leadership; perception & awareness; and systems, structures & processes

Helping organisations and teams implement the conditions of ORBITALS to aid navigation of possible, probable and preferred futures

GH & JK

2019 - Present

Insights on Open | Interchange Insights Reports, Calls & Conferences

Presenting case studies, phenomenological data and insights on barriers and recommendations for implementing open culture

GH & JK

2018 - Present

Open Culture & Futures | Interchange Community Calls, Roundtables & Masterclasses

Educating and advising senior leaders in governments and agencies on open culture and futures

Including Secretaries of State, government CIOs, members of the ICA, European, and LATAM governments and government agencies and executives from the European Commission

GH & JK

2017

Open Learning | Cities of Learning UK

Created blueprints for Cities of Learning UK in collaboration with 3 UK cities and a multi-agency team, based on my work on open learning and open badge pathways

GH

2017

The Open Index

Created a psychometric assessment that looks at several dimensions of cognitive behaviours across the five open principles; from individual to team to organizational level which showcases the root causes and barriers of “not being open” 

JK

2017 - Present

Open Org Ambassador

Facilitation and architecture of a growing community and driving global conversations on open culture

Providing leadership to the community

Authorship of books and resource materials

Invited expert and speaker on open culture 

Created, launched and administered Open Org TV for the Open Organization project

JK

2016

The Open Organization Maturity Model

Held a lead role in creating The Open Organization Maturity Model

JK

2016

The Open Principles

Defined the five Open Principles with the Open Organization Ambassador team 

Created thought leadership articles for The Open Organization Project

JK

2015

Open Badge Platform

Contributed to the creation of the Open Badge Academy (OBA) platform (DigitalMe)

GH

2014

Open Badge Pathways

Created blueprints and prototype for open badge pathways (Open Badges team at Mozilla)

GH

2013

Open Forums

Founded and facilitated the Open Badges in Scottish Education Group (OBSEG). Believed to be the first such network in the world to bring together national qualifications and awarding bodies; representatives from government; industry, education, the voluntary sector and more to discuss open recognition in a cross-sectoral, national context

GH

2012 - 2014

Open Badges

Early adopter and advocate of Open Badges

Created an early open badge skills program and led development of the Open Badge Toolkit for the UK Higher Education sector (Jisc)

Steering Committee Member of the Open Badge Network (OBN), advocating and educating about Open Badges in Europe (Erasmus+ funded project)

GH

2012 - 2017

Open Standards

Early adopter, pioneer and community contributor to the development of the open standard, Open Badges

Contributed to authorship of versions 1 and 2 of the Open Badge Standard (Mozilla / IMS Global)

Invited expert to Digital Credentialing Initiative, which oversaw the transition of the OpenBadge Standard from Mozilla to the new stewards IMS Global

GH

2007 - 2010

Open Source | Open Learning | Open Communities

Created, administered and facilitated open source platform for open learning and open communities (Scottish Social Services Learning Networks)

GH

2006

Open Behaviours

Commenced research on people development, high performing teams, culture and leadership that has informed the development of Open Behaviours, the dimensions by open principle and The Open Index assessment

JK

2004

Open Educational Resources (OERS)

Developed an Open Educational Resources (OER) repository and aided creation of openly licensed educational resources by social work educators working in higher education (Stór Cúram / IRISS)

GH

2004 - Present

Open Communities

Founded and facilitated numerous open communities to encourage collaboration, shared practice and sustainable developments

GH

2004 - Present

Open Learning

Created and delivered numerous open learning courses, including MOOCs, for participants from higher education, governments, industry and more

GH

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