Facilitation

Facilitation

Facilitation is about making your meeting, workshop or conference easier to run and more productive. Using a facilitator will help you get the most from the time and resources available – ensuring there’s clarity of purpose, a carefully planned process and that all those involved contribute towards achieving an agreed set of objectives.

Many of the requests for facilitation support from Clearer Thinking involve helping organisations successfully plan during periods of change. Well informed and properly considered decisions are more likely to result in successful outcomes.

If you are tired of poorly planned, unfocused and indecisive meetings or workshops then Clearer Thinking would be happy to discuss how you could benefit from external facilitation support.

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Vision and guiding principles workshop

Description / indicative content
Develop or refresh your organisation’s vision and the principles that will help deliver it.

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Stakeholder consultation workshops

Description / indicative content
Creatively engage relevant stakeholders (old and new) in the development or testing of a plan, proposal or project.

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Strategic planning workshop

Description / indicative content

  • Thinking beyond the next reporting period
  • Developing clarity of direction for the team, service or organisation.
  • What changes are required?
  • How can we bring people with us?


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Senior management team away day

Description / indicative content

  • A sharp, focused analysis of the important issues facing senior management.
  • Dealing with the issues – possible ways forward.
  • Agreeing action – the content and the method.    


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Staff away day

Description / indicative content

  • Reflect and celebrate achievements
  • Get to know colleagues better
  • Explore ways of working more effectively together
  • Consult and update staff on current issues
  • Plan for the coming year

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Project development / action planning workshop

Description / indicative content

  • Analyse the current situation
  • Gain clarity over aims and objectives
  • Generate ideas
  • Debate content and prioritise actions
  • Plan communication and implementation processes

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Exploring working together

Description / indicative content

  • Critically asses the current situation
  • Identify areas of strength and areas for improvement
  • Explore alternative ways of working
  • Prioritise ideas, agree on actions
  • Plan the implementation phase considering the impacts on customers, staff and other stakeholders

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Facilitation skills training (1 or 2 day course)

Description / indicative content
By the end of the course you will have:

  • Considered what makes a good (and bad!) facilitator;
  • Been introduced to a range of facilitation tools and techniques;
  • Explored some creative ways of helping an event to flow;
  • Produced an outline plan for a potential facilitated session.

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Problem solving workshop

Description / indicative content
Assign time to collectively exploring problems - identifying the causes, possible solutions and any barriers to implementing the actions identified.

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Consultation with groups – active ideas for better results

Description / indicative content
By the end of the course you will:

  • Have more confidence in their ability to facilitate; participatory consultation with groups;
  • Be able to use a range of practical techniques for consultation, action planning and decision making;
  • Be able to plan and design a facilitation process for a group they will be working with.


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Environmental training and advice

Environmental training

Whether you’re looking to reduce your environmental impact for cost saving, reputational or ethical reasons Clearer Thinking is here to help you through the environmental maze so you can take the right actions to save carbon, water and waste. From initial environmental audits to the generation of action plans and subsequent communication to stakeholders we’re experienced in delivering engaging and accessible support on environmental issues.

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Climate change – the essentials

Description / indicative content

  • Refresh and update your understanding of climate change;
  • Cut through the jargon of the climate change agenda;
  • Develop a vision of low carbon future and identify some of the changes that will be needed to achieve this.


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Carbon Management at Work

Description / indicative content
A two-day course to help you identify ways to turn the challenge of carbon reduction into an opportunity for your organisation. Delivered through a series of engaging sessions, based on practical techniques, the course will help you explore ways to cut carbon, save money and enhance your reputation.

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Communicating environmental messages – inspiring action

Description / indicative content

  • Inspire action rather than guilt
  • Know your carbon from your KWhs
  • Learn how to avoid green wash and back up your environmentally friendly claims
  • Get beyond nudge theory


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Unpacking sustainability – ideas, actions & choices

Description / indicative content

  • Identify the key elements to delivering a more sustainable project;
  • Discuss why these elements should be considered;
  • Developed ideas on practical actions to make your project more sustainable;
  • Considered approaches to communicating your sustainability action plan

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