At Jijaze we support organisations to build resilient, humane cultures in which their employees flourish and their visions are accomplished.
This work is led by Mary Ann Clements, the Director of Jijaze. I’m a Coach, Consultant and Community Holder as well as a former CEO, Chair and Grant Maker. I help organisations build resilient cultures in which people valued and care for themselves and each other. Here are my skills and qualifications:
- I have a degree in Swahili and Social Anthropology and as Masters in Anthropological Research.
- I was CEO of the charity AbleChildAfrica between 2004 and 2011; have two decades of years experience as a leader and practitioner in international development; and developed programmes in three countries for the mental health and wellbeing charity BasicNeeds.
- I’m skilled at professional fundraising and grant-making and have raised millions of pounds for the organisations I’ve worked for to fund social justice projects. I’ve Chaired a Domestic Violence Refuge and led the organization through a merger/change process and consulted with other organisations in their change-management processes.
- I am a Shadow Work Coach, Action Learning Facilitator, TedX Speaker & Nia Movement Practitioner; the Founder of the Red Tent Directory and The Story Party; and a podcaster and public speaker.
I partner with you to offer trainings, workshops and keynote addresses for employees and senior leadership that help your organisation prevent burnout, eradicate chronic exhaustion, and cultivate and practice the skills of humane and just leadership.
- Keynote Speech: Beating Burnout and Building Internal Resilience.
- A tailored intervention designed to take your Teams on a journey towards a more resilient and humane way of working
- Additional Coaching & Action Learning Packages to support the process
- Away Days & Staff Conferences focused on wellbeing and impact
Humane and Just Leadership cultures are especially important in non-profit organisations, because part of your compensation package is your mission and your values, the change you want to create in the world.
Your people are attracted to creating a humane and just world. But if your workplace culture and processes are chronically exhausting or dehumanising, then you’re going to see profound burnout and disillusionment — and that leads to disengagement and low productivity. You’re going to see exceptional interpersonal conflict and politicking, and you’re going to see people leaving or being less effective as a result.
That’s why it’s essential to create a culture around Humane and Just Leadership and teach your people to practice self-care.
Otherwise you’re going to have a productivity and retainment problem.
And research show us that the solution to engagement productivity and retention isn’t higher pay. It’s purpose.
And the workplace experience needs to be aligned with that shared purpose for it to really work for your organisation.
With NGOs, that’s even more pronounced. If your workplace culture is more humane and just, your teams will be working in alignment with their own values and those of the organisation, rather than feeling conflicted about them on a day-to-day basis.
One of the ways that you create a humane and just work environment that aligns with your mission, and why everyone in the organisation is here, is by resourcing your people with the skills of radical self-care, radical resiliency, and humane and just leadership.
I call that the Impact & Wellbeing Process.
I will train small groups of people and support them in developing these skills and ensuring they model this in the work environment effectively so that it transforms the way that your employees relate to each other, and how they achieve the mission.
The result for you will be less burnout, less interpersonal conflict and drama, less siloing, less staff turnover. In other words we will actually creating the change inside your organisation that you’re also trying to create in the world.
To talk to me about the challenges in your org and how best I can work with you, Book a call with me.