This week I had the chance to meet up with an old friend, Philippa White, the fantastic founder and managing director of The International Exchange (or TIE for short).

If you are working in a communications company and looking to get some experience working with NGOs in the developing world, or if you are a communications company looking to provide your employees with a priceless training opportunity check this out.

“The International Exchange (TIE) ( specialises in providing transformational learning and development opportunities for communications professionals so that they can build the necessary skills and competencies for advancement. This is achieved through a short-term assignment with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) or social business in the developing world. The assignment is custom designed to develop the professional’s leadership skills whilst simultaneously leveraging their business experience for the benefit of the NGO and its local community.”