Facilitation & Workshops
Engaging, interactive sessions to inform and inspire your board and team.
When workshops don’t work.
We’ve all been there. Losing the will to live as the presenter says “next slide please”.
Bored, scrolling our phone under the table or checking emails just to stay awake.
We were looking forward to learning something new, working with colleagues, celebrating our success or tackling our biggest challenges.
But we’ve spent in silence being talked at or watching someone flick through a presentation and now we’re disengaged and uninspired.
Tomorrow, it will be back to business as usual and we’ll have forgotten all about the outcomes, if there even were any.
Surely there’s a better way?
A Different Approach
It surprises people, but I very rarely use PowerPoint. We all spend enough time looking at screens. If you’re going to the trouble of getting everyone in a room, they want to be, well, in the room!
After discussing your aims for the session, I’ll plan a series of activities which enable us to explore the aims in more detail.
Typically, this involves working together in small groups, sharing our thinking and developing potential solutions and actions.
I have an impressive collection of coloured notes and pens and, for fun events, I bring quiz buzzers and inflatable musical instruments!
My style is informal, practical and fun – but it gets serious results.
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Send an Enquiry
I'm interested. What do I need to do next?
Great! Send the enquiry form above to tell me more about your event and I’ll be in touch soon, usually within 2 working days. Don’t worry, you’re not committing to anything yet! We won’t make any firm plans until we’ve spoken about your event and agreed I can help.
Can you travel to us? (The quick answer is Yes!)
Yes. I’m based in Suffolk, but frequently travel around the UK facilitating workshops and speaking at events. I don’t charge for travel time as I anticipate it in my flat rate, but I do ask for a contribution towards my travel costs, which we agree in advance.
Do we need to arrange the venue?
Yes. My clients normally arrange the venue and any refresments and are responsible for letting people know. Generally, it’s good to have a large space where we can comfortably move around and work in small groups, with natural light and walls we’re allowed to stick paper on.
It’s usually better if it’s away from your normal place as work as people are less distracted by the daily office routine and more engaged, but if that’s not possible we can agree some sensible ground rules at the start of the day.
What equipment do we need to provide?
I have everything we need to facilitate workshops for groups of all sizes. If I’m using public transport, I might ask you to provide larger items, if possible, such as a flipchart stand and pads or a projector.
Clients normally arrange the venue and any refreshments (white coffee, no sugar, thanks). Biscuits are optional, but appreciated.