Thank to a flexible approach looks at the different dimensions of culture – e.g. how we make decisions, how we think, how we interact and relate to others – we successfully offer our services to all kinds of sectors:
Government and Statutory Bodies
The Health Service Executive (HSE)
Waterford County Council
The Family Support Agency (HSE)
Meath Childcare Committee
Ballymun Cultural Group
Navan Community Development Project
Ashbourne Community College
Beaufort College, Navan
St Peter’s College, Dunboyne
St Joseph’s Secondary,
Mercy Secondary School, Navan
County VEC’s: Meath, Louth, Limerick, Cork, Clare, Carlow
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI)
Meath Investment in Training and Employment (MITE)
Association of Adult Education Officers (AAEO)
We are very proud of the service we provide. Read our testimonials from our happy customers.
Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin, was looking for someone who could help us to improve the Culture awareness of our staff. We found the training offered by Livingstone Thompson of Living Cultural Solutions Ltd to be just what we were looking for. They were able to match our expectations and requirements within the context of the training they offer. We have seen very clearly the benefits of this training in the work place, and going forward we intend to make this part of our quarterly planned training programme.
General Manager, Maldron Hotel, Cardiff Lane, Dublin
The sessions were dynamic, thought-provoking and transformative. The facilitator enabled both group and self-reflective practice thus challenging our cultural perceptions and assumptions as individuals and as part of a wider school community. It is essential continuing professional development for all educators in our diverse society.
Resource Teacher, Balbriggan Educate Together School
The training that was delivered by Living Cultural Solution has positively supported the organisation with its EDI strategy. The training provider was able to facilitate engaging discussions, encouraging self-reflection and reinforcing learnings through the group discussions.
HR Manager, Labour Relations Agency, Northern Ireland
Dr Livingstone Thompson, Living Cultural Solutions Ltd, has worked with me in Marino Institute of Education (MIE) in Dublin for over a decade. Livingstone has led workshops and seminars on diversity and inclusion for students and staff in the institute since 2012. He was rapporteur for a conference in 2016, entitled ‘Cultural and Religious Pluralism in Education’, a joint initiative between the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, Marino Institute of Education, and Dublin City Interfaith Forum. In 2022 Livingstone led a series of workshops on diversity awareness for fifteen staff and students in MIE.
Livingstone brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his teaching/training. He expertly tailors his content for the groups with which he is working, and his style of facilitation is open, engaging and warm. He does not shy away from critical analysis of issues such as race and racism, ethnocentrism and discrimination, but he creates a safe space in which such matters can be explored. Participants leave his workshops with heightened awareness and deeper knowledge.
Marino Institute of Education
Livingstone Thompson has been delivering workshops on Cultural awareness to our graduate and post graduate students of the Youth and Community work programmes since 2011. These experiential workshops are highly effective in raising awareness of hidden assumptions and prejudices which we all hold when working with cultural difference. They have proven to be a valuable addition to Professional Practice modules, particularly for working in Ireland today. Livingstone's gentle yet challenging style invites participants to deepen their learning and development in a reflective and practical way. It is a very useful and valued learning opportunity.
Programme Coordinator, Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University
The training our students received was fun and meaningful at the same time. They were thoroughly engaged and couldn't stop talking about it afterwards.
Drogheda Youthreach, Louth and Meath Education and Training Board, King Street, Drogheda Co. Louth
As part of Kilkenny and Carlow ETB’s commitment to fostering active inclusion, staff of the PD and TEL office worked closely with Dr. Livingstone Thompson, Living Cultural Solutions Ltd. to develop a bespoke online two-hour diversity and inclusion awareness training programme for KCETB staff. Entitled Moving Towards Diversity, Inclusion and Equality the course covered a number of important areas,
Our experience of working with Dr. Livingstone has been incredibly positive. Dr. Livingstone’s experience, passion and commitment to this area of training is clear and his capacity to be responsive to the needs of the organisation and the participants is evident in the course design, delivery and follow up.
Of the feedback received from staff who attended the awareness training, 76% of participants found the training beneficial to their role in KCETB and 80% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the training increased their understanding of unconscious bias. While 73% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the training has increased their confidence in understanding and responding to racism.
“The trainer was enthusiastic and creative on the subject matter and encouraged and engaged the group to interact and participate.” (KCETB Staff Member)
Adult Education Officer, Kilkenny and Carlow ETB (KCETB)
''Being put into groups it was easier to engage the views of others''
''Most helpful were the opportunities to explore the concept and implications of being culturally aware and of facilitating best practice in group situations''
Waterford County Council
''The trainer is extremely competent and excellent''
An Garda Síochána, Limeric
''All my expectations were met''
Westmeath Community Development Ltd
''The variety of different material used made it interesting and kept us all intrigued''
Longford Community Resources Ltd
''Excellent! Thought provoking! Imaginative! Challenging!''
The Family Support Agency
''The presentation was in a simple and say manner for anyone to understand.''