Susan Popoola

Leveraging The Value of People

Diary of Events


BBC Three Counties Interview with Nick Coffer – 14th July 2014

Interview with Nick Coffer on BBC3 Counties at 2.15pm on Monday, 14th July


Milton Keynes International Festival Cabaret of Ideas Expert

1pm-3pm – 19th July 2014


Milton Keynes Festival Fringe – 22nd & 23rd July 2014

Drop by the Heart of Milton Keynes pop –up tent to hear extracts from Susan’s book all about Milton Keynes. Add your comments and responses to the tent to create a text installation.

11am-3pm on the 22nd July 2014

12noon-4pm on the 23rd July 2014


From September – Workshops on Employing and Engaging Young Professionals in the Workplace

This workshop is aimed at Business Owners, Operational Managers and HR Managers, who need to recruit staff, and would like to employ young professionals, but have concerns about them and/or the effectiveness of current young employees.

Get in touch for dates or bespoke programmes



Business Expo 3.0 Milton Keynes – Effectively Employing and Engaging Young People in the Workplace

by Susan Popoola, CEO Conning Towers

The Mosaic Workplace  is about effectively employing, managing and engaging a diverse workforce (which is inclusive of young people)…
Are you an Owner, Manager or HR Director, Responsible for 50 – 1000 employees? Do understand the value of an engaged and effective workforce with shared values and common goals?

Click here to book:

29th April 2013 – DePaul University

Lecture on Your Value to Local, National and Global Societies


11th October 2012 – Magic FM with Angie Greaves

At 12noon on the 11th October, Susan Popoola will be interviewed by Angie Greaves of Magic FM for her Book Club.


27th September 2012 – 3Plus Mini Mentoring Event

On the 27th September, Susan Popoola will be featuring at the 3Plus Mini Mentoring Event


10th September 2012 – Northampton University & Employability Skills

Susan Popoola starts discussions with Northampton University about partnering on tackling the issue of Employability Skills


July 2012 – The Hazeley Academy

In July, Susan led a talk with Sixth Form students at The Hazeley Academy.

“We were very privileged to welcome Susan Popoola to the Academy this term. Susan is well established author and came to address our Sixth Form students about her new book ‘Consequences – Diverse to Mosaic Britain’, and its themes.    This book explores the issues related to racial tension within our society and discusses the concept of a society, made up like a mosaic, in which each culture understands and appreciates the other’s viewpoint, in harmony. Susan suggests we come a long way, and that society more readily embraces our diversity, but we still have work to do. Susan’s very interesting talk stimulated a lot of very thoughtful comments, and further discussion after the event.”


28th May 2012 – MK Mix Interview

Susan Speaks Candidly to The MK Mix


20th April 2012 – Brympton Festival

Susan Popoola talks about new book: Consequences: Diverse to Mosaic Britain at Brympton Festival on the 20th April.


March 2012 – Touching The Heart of Milton Keynes – Second Edition!

Following the success of the first edition, the second edition of Touching The Heart of Milton Keynes is now available.

Available from Waterstones, other local bookshops and online. Also available via this website!


25th March 2012 – Judging The Big Frog Competition

On the 25th March 2012, Susan Popoola judged The Big Frog Competition.

Big Frog Writing Competition – The Winner!

A big ‘Thank you’ to all of you who submitted entries for this year’s competition.  The standard was very high and the judging panel – author Susan Popoola, Cllr Debbie Brock and myself – had our work cut out to select a winner. The task set was to ‘Describe, in no more than 100 words, what you think Milton Keynes will look like in the year 2042.’

The winning entry came from Bethany Heron, aged 15, from Ousedale School, Olney Campus. Well done, Bethany! Highly Commended was the entry from Alisha Gillin, and Commended the submission from Ella Giraudeau.  All three presented brilliant portrayals of a future MK. Here is Bethany’s winning entry:

‘From the surface very little of the real MK, the capital, is to be seen; only the floating farms on their steely blue bases are visible, little glints of metal and green surrounded by dirty water.

The real MK is underground. In huge caves, thousands of suspended apartments, level upon level – each with hundreds of humans inside – swing in the thermal currents. They are cramped, smelly, filthy and dangerous; if the ventilation shuts down you die within minutes. But they are cheap. Only the rich can afford to live on the flooded surface. The flickering lights show the grim reality…

The panel of judges considered Bethany’s submission to be a well-written, atmospheric piece, painting a dystopian picture of a future two-tier society’