I have considerable experience of facilitating team and group development activities. This includes working with senior staff teams, service users and with Boards. I was formerly an Associate of the Centre for Action Research at the University of Bath School of Management. I have taught about Action Inquiry and facilitated workshops using Action Inquiry methodologies to involve and empower participants.

1. Approach to facilitation

I use a variety of approaches, based on using the real experiences of being in the work place, to enable teams and groups to explore why and how they work together, to recognise achievements and challenges and to plan and to set goals. I believe that people need to understand the function and type of team or group they are part of, rather than basing decisions on stereotypical models of how teams operate.

2. Examples of facilitation experience

  • Social Economy Partnership — facilitation and support to enable social enterprises to set up new projects and services.
  • Major housing association — setting up and facilitating Action Learning Sets for senior managers.
  • National charity — developing a Learning History with a project team to enable the whole organisation to learn from their experience