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Humanum Charente

Professional Development at Caillier, Charente



Le Moulin de Caillier in Charente is a former mill house on the bank of the Charente river. It is the residential centre for Humanum – to develop the human, an organisation founded by Nicholas Bradbury in 2015 for professional leadership development. Caillier welcomes individuals and groups of up to nine people.


The next Humanum residency is scheduled for September 14-21, 2019. Please see our brochure below for more detailed information. Further residencies are scheduled for June 6-13, 2020 and September 19-26, 2020. 


The work of Humanum starts with the fundamental development questions:


  • Where have I come from?
  • Where am I now?
  • Where am I headed?
  • What do I need to become and do to get there?
  • How will I know when I’ve got there?


It is essential for leaders to know, ‘what is it like to be on the receiving end of me?’ To learn this leaders must face into themselves. They must gain sharp insight into how they are and who they are in every conversation they have. They must be able to navigate complex adaptive systems and understand how to create synergy and recognise interdependencies. They must be able to handle conflict with creativity and wisdom. They must learn to turn spontaneous judgements into curiosity. Above all they must know themselves, including their defences, and learn to hold compassion for themselves and offer empathy to others.


This work starts with becoming still, with noticing more acutely. Time at Caillier allows the space to engage in this work in an environment of beauty and serenity. Participants at Caillier can expect to find strong support and stretching challenge.


From 2013 -16 Nicholas Bradbury PhD was Head of Systems Leadership at the NHS Leadership Academy. In 2002, after a career of 30 years in parish and community development as a priest and an academic, Nicholas became a Senior Fellow of the King’s Fund. He designed and directed a broad range of leadership programmes, including the Top Manager Programme, The Senior Management Programme, Management for Consultants, Leadership for Social Change, the High Potential Leaders programme and many others.  He has consulted to over 50 organisations in the UK and Europe. He has made over 130 BBC Broadcasts and written two books (1989, 2015).
, Le Moulin de Caillier, 16350 Benest, France

+33 (0) 545 30 60 30 or +44 (0) 07900 607099

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