You spend a lot of time in meetings. You will sometimes need an external facilitator to get the most out of your time together. I provide facilitation for leadership team meetings, strategic planning sessions, manager away days, residential retreats, ‘whole system’ accelerated solutions events and more. From just a few people up to several dozen participants, I’ve facilitated effective and successful meetings, workshops and large scale events for all kinds of businesses from start-ups to major plcs, public sector organisations and multi-agency partnerships.
“One of the best workshops I have attended”
The key to an effective meeting, away day or event is to get the right people in the room, structure the meeting to generate shared responsibility and stay focused on the question you are answering. And yet, unproductive meetings remain one of the most frustrating aspects of the modern workplace.
I focus on the process of facilitation, manage differences without your session falling apart and find common ground so that you solve problems, make tough decisions and achieve shared goals quickly.
“People are expressing themselves in an open and honest environment”
Whether your aim is to get to know each other better, develop new ways of working or to get down to work on a new strategy, business proposition or even a new culture, the value of professionally facilitated offsite ‘away days’ or residential corporate retreats for your business, leadership team or corporate board is immeasurable.
I can organise a dedicated and exceptional working environment, exclusively yours, for anything from one to five days for up to 20 people, in exquisite and secluded surroundings in the Yorkshire Dales; a very different environment with no interruptions and no distractions, assuring you of the peace and space to reflect and allow time to contemplate strategic or developmental matters.
We will work together to design your event and professional facilitation will ensure you can make the very best use of your precious time together.
“I have learned more in four hours than weeks on other programmes"
As well as facilitation services for your events, I also provide facilitated learning workshops and programmes to build capability in your organisation. Going beyond traditional training and offering facilitated experiential learning, these workshops and programmes are tailored to suit your needs and can be run in house or at our Leeds centre.
Recent programmes include commercial partnering, developing collaborative teams, facilitating meetings, coaching skills for managers and an award-winning finance business partnering programme
“There is now much more of a ‘can do’ approach to planning and the opportunities to work more effectively and efficiently have improved. We wouldn't have achieved this progress through a formal business meeting.”
Jacqueline Wilson, Director of Performance, Quality and Innovation