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Digital Programme Enablement Manager
“Maik Or-mund” he/him
Mike is responsible for the maintenance and continuous development of our digital channels, including maintaining our website, online forms, and internal intranet pages. He also provides digital support for our marketing and is responsible for creating the quarterly newsletter.
He is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and with this in mind has worked to make our programmes more accessible and inclusive, such as our bursaries. He also started an LGBTQ+ support network at City & Guilds, which has been running since 2020.
He lives in Manchester with his partner and took up some new and short-lived hobbies during the pandemic, including growing vegetables on the windowsill and tie-dying old clothes, but eventually found knitting and crochet, which he still does today.
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The latest stories from Mike Ormand on the City & Guilds Foundation website:
Demonstrating the impact of outstanding training with The Princess Royal Training Awards class of 2022
This year 46 organisations came together at London’s Banqueting House on Tuesday 6th December to be personally congratulated on stage by HRH The Princess Royal, alongside Chief Executive of City & Guilds, Kirstie Donnelly MBE and Chair of City & Guilds, Dame Ann Limb.
City & Guilds launches Specific Learning Difficulties tool for trainers
This guest post is by Jordan Stevenson, the Diversity and Inclusion Product Lead at City & Guilds City & Guilds, in partnership with the Education Training Foundation: SEND excellence gateway, are launching a series of tools to support inclusive learning. This project was run as part of our Inclusive Curriculum Framework work at City & Guilds, to equip our trainers to confidently support students with disabilities. Being able to effectively support learners with disabilities in the...
Foundation Autumn Newsletter 2022: Our Collective Impact
In our latest newsletter we launch our 2022 Impact Report and also highlight the impact of our work and programmes have had in the last quarter.
Pride Month: celebrating LGBTQ+ inclusion in our networks
The history of LGBTQ+ Pride Month LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honour the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and its impact was felt globally. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in the UK, a day when hundreds of LGBTQ+ people and their allies arrived in London to protest a society where we were not safe to be ourselves. The actions...
Foundation Summer Newsletter 2022: Celebrating our Royal Patronage
In this edition of the Foundation Newsletter read about our royal heritage and our recent impact in our summer news roundup.
Foundation Spring Newsletter 2022: Celebrating our partnerships
In this edition of the Foundation Newsletter, we celebrate our partnerships and the power of collaboration in maximising our impact.
New Year Honours: celebrating achievements of extraordinary people in our network
City & Guilds Foundation would like to congratulate some of our Fellows, Council Members, customers and PRTA Alumni for being recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Congratulations to Jenny Taylor (MBE), member of the City & Guilds Council and Commissioner for Princess Royal Training Awards, for services to Education. Jenny Taylor is Leader of IBM UK's award winning graduate, apprentice and internship Early Professional programmes (Foundation) with responsibility for all...