Past Commissions

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Contributing lecturer on Political Leadership: 2015-2016

Contributing lecturer on Political Leadership to the Cass Business School’s MBA programme in 2015 and 2016

2015

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Special Adviser: Citizen’s UK Commission into the Integration of Muslim Communities: 2015-2017.

Special Adviser: Citizen’s UK Commission into the Integration of Muslim Communities 2015-7.

2015

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Member of Dame Jane Robert’s Advisory Group

Member of Dame Jane Robert’s Advisory Group on Loss of Political Office, 2012-2016

2012

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The Tomorrow’s Councillor Project: 2011- 2013

With Paul Scully MP, I completed a major study, funded by the Leadership Centre for Local Government, which investigated how central government demands were impacting on the role and behaviours of Conservative councillors.   The report concluded that the role of councillor was changing with a greater emphasis on citizen enablement and there was a need for greater recognition from Westminster of the role of councillors.

2011

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Ankara Turkey: October 2010

Co-led three day training course on “Communication, Information and Public Diplomacy” for the Minister of EU Affairs funded by the British Embassy and organized through Ecorys Research Consulting Ltd.    

2010

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Political Advisor to the Local Government Association: 2009 – 2010:

Advising on Conservative policies and politicians and encouraging greater collaborative working between Conservative local government administrations and the parliamentary party.

2009

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Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Performance at Work: 2009-2016

Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Performance at Work, Department of Psychology, City University 2009 –2016.

2009

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Change Control Programme: 2005 – 2010

 Aimed, with the support of the LGA, to support newly elected Conservative Administrations. Other projects with the Leadership Centre for Local Government included several innovative programmes which she devised to improve political performance in local authorities. For example, Language and Place project which aimed to encourage Conservative councillors to use the language of conservatism; Personalized leadership progammes designed for individual Council Leaders; adviser to the Total ...

2005

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Author of the 2005 Conservative general election manifesto for the Third Sector

Author of the 2005 Conservative general election manifesto for the Third Sector: With Jacqui Lait, then the MP with Shadow Front-bench responsibility for the Third Sector, wrote, the first dedicated manifesto for the Third Sector.

2005

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Leadership Centre Adviser: 2004-12

As a Leadership Centre Adviser 2004-12 Christina conducted in-depth support projects in the following local government councils: Oxfordshire 2011, investigated Big Society and localism and their impact on councillors and officers’ roles; In Bexley she coached cabinet members; Havering 2007-11, she scoped the political capacity of the cabinet, coached cabinet members, and advised on a community leadership strategy; Brighton and Hove 2007-2010, advised on top team working and coached ...

2004

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Special Adviser to the Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India: 2003-2008

Special Adviser to the Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India: 2003-8, under chairmen Sir Peter Luff and Nigel Evans MP. She helped organize and escorted several parliamentary trips to India.

2003

Author of the 2005 Conservative general election manifesto for the Third Sector: With Jacqui Lait, then the MP with Shadow Front-bench responsibility for the Third Sector, wrote, the first dedicated manifesto for the Third Sector.

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