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IEDP Issue 96                                                                              December 2021

A word from the Chair

Hello everyone,

Festive greetings

Hello everyone and welcome to the last newsletter of the year. So here we are, at the end of another year and what a year it’s been. 12 months ago we were getting ready for Christmas and looking forward to a 2021 that was going to be less scary, challenging and disorientating and yet despite all of the optimism we find ourselves a year later pretty much in the same position with rising Covid rates globally, climate change urgency as well as social unrest and et cetera. One thing that we have proven is that we human beings are a resilient bunch and the one thing we do have is hope: hope that the next few months will be better than the last.

As Christmas is upon us, we look forward to connecting with & spending quality time with the people that matter most to us, happy to hold them close: but let’s not forget that there are many who for various reasons won’t be able to. This quote seems a very appropriate reminder of the power of connection

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia

Thank you for your continued support throughout this year: we look forward to getting back to our events programming and much more, so watch this space!

Wishing you a joy filled Christmas.

If any of you would like to contribute an opinion piece please send us an email at


Denise Rabor, IEDP Chair 

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The deadline for contributions to the next issue is 15 January 2021. Please circulate this newsletter to anyone who may be interested in our work or who may wish to join the Institute.
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