We offer workshops in strategic & campaign planning, personal and group sustainability, decision-making, facilitation, power dynamics, working through your own conflict, and running great workshops.
Organisational systems help us work together in the way that we want to. They're a method of channelling purpose and values into what we do. We can support you with the development or review of your systems, structures and processes.
is it really worth it?
It can be hard to find time to book in some training or get together for a difficult meeting. We know how tempting it is to just keep ploughing on, or hope the problem will go away! Coming together to work through important issues or learn new skills can make all the difference between a group that is just keeping it’s head above water, and a group that is thriving.
A few weeks on, the relationship seems to have improved considerably. In addition to the insights gained from the discussion you facilitated, the fact of the meeting itself gave us permission to reset our relationship and resume a more normal style of communication. I'm very grateful. Yesterday we had a session on setting some rules for how we interact in our programmes - involving other members of staff - this just wasn't possible a month ago.
our recent work
In 2016 we worked with workers’ co-operatives that were growing food, fixing bicycles and running a school. We worked with activist networks, with anti-fracking campaigns and a protest camp. We supported a charity working with young people and another supporting people experiencing homelessness. We've worked with national campaigning NGOs through to housing co-operatives. We supported a youth-work charity, a charity supporting people experiencing homelessness, and a national campaigning NGO. We worked with housing co-operatives. We facilitated strategy days, visioning days, national networking days, and multi-day organisational development. We facilitated conflicts between some people in a group, and between everyone in a group. We've trained new trainers, and helped many people learn how to facilitate. We supported groups to learn about sustainability and burnout, and we brought our awareness of power dynamics throughout.