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Our work spans the corporate, cultural, public and education sectors – and the interplay between these worlds fuels our learning and practice. Here are a few projects we have enjoyed working on in the UK and internationally, and what people said about us.

HouseWork

In partnership with the Royal Opera House, we design and deliver this unique professional development programme for business. It harnesses an extraordinary level of production and creative talent to make a transformative difference to organisations and their senior people. HouseWork has a track record of delivering exceptional leadership and organisational development programmes with leaders from Investec, Prudential, Sainsbury’s and others.


The Peterborough City Leadership Forum

A cross-sector gathering of leaders and influencers from within and around Peterborough, we co-founded the Forum with The RSA and Athene Communications in 2012. We lead on the curation and facilitation of a pioneering programme that nurtures members’ skill and capacity as leaders, while strengthening the city’s aspirations, reputation and resilience through creative and inclusive thinking and collaboration.


Artful Ways of Working

A long term residency with Bates Wells – a progressive City law firm with B Corporation Status. We acted as creative catalysts to support and enhance the culture and environment within the firm, with a particular focus on embedding and bringing to life its newly articulated purpose and values.


Global City/Local City

A Nordic initiative, building on the Map’s four years of engagement with Europe-wide programme ‘FutureDivercities’. This explores the possibilities and challenges that exist as artists, digital artists and citizens come together (remotely and in person) to co-create work that is locally centred but informed by a global exchange. The Map is collaborating with ANTI festival in Kuopio, Finland, and Reykjavík Dance Festival in Iceland to design and facilitate the programme’s Artist Labs.


Artful Ways of Leading

A bespoke leadership development programme for Shakespeare’s Globe.   It combined our signature approach to professional development through creative practice with peer mentoring and speaker inputs to deliver an inspirational process. Off-site visits, tool-up sessions and group learning explored key aspects of leadership and were invoked in a responsive way to support the organisation’s emerging story.


My Way

A senior leadership programme across the European division of PwC. We were part of the foundation and original design of this programme and have been delivering on it annually for over 10 years. We provide an immersive experiential journey for leaders to explore agility and co-creation and to support them developing their capacity to lead in a rapidly changing world.


Prosper

A two year place-making programme for Arts Council England with Canterbury Festival, building cultural capacity in Kent. We partnered with Workers of Art and designed a journey involving over 30 organisations and independent artists across sectors to explore what it might really mean and take to prosper together in the region.


GB Women’s Hockey: Creative Edge

A programme with the coaches and captains of Britain’s Gold Medal winning team; it extended this leadership group’s capacity to engage and communicate with the team and staff. The work took place online and in person, with a focus on communication that generates a dynamic experience of leadership for the squad.


Women’s Leaders in Health

Two programmes for senior women leading in the health sector took place in the UK and internationally. Both offered women leaders a resource to make their professional communications have authenticity and impact.


Testimonials

  • “Participants’ experience from this work leaves them with fabulous learning that continues (and gets mentioned) long after the participants have completed the course!” Leader, European Director’s programme, Global Accountancy Firm
  • “The Map were challenging, inventive, inspiring – they really made a difference” Chairman, Unilever ICFF UK
  • “This has been the most significant contribution to our institution’s development of intercultural working.” Professor Helen Higson OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor – Aston University
  • “Working with you has been a creative collaboration of the highest order. You have helped us develop a programme which is insightful, stimulating, absolutely aligned with our culture and truly unique.” Head of Organisational Development, Investec