Facilitation and non managerial supervision

My clients (see list below) all have one thing in common – they want to find new ways of working that bring out the best in themselves and other people. 

I offer individual non-managerial support and supervision as one-off sessions or a series of meetings.  My approach is informed by 20 years as a college Principal and attachment based therapy.  The group methods I use in my facilitation work most frequently are seen in the areas below.

Open Space

The Open Space process excites maximum participation, self-management, enthusiasm and focus. Open Space is used for consultation, organisational development and planning as well as routine meetings. Any number of people can attend and Open Space meetings last from a couple of hours to several days, depending on what is needed. For more information about how the process works have a look at www.openspaceworld.org

Knowledge Café

Knowledge Café is a great way for people to share information, develop ideas and reach conclusions. It serves as a lively alternative to presentations and written reports. Discussion and intelligence builds through changing rounds of small group discussion, finally distilling conclusions to be reviewed by the whole group.

Appreciative Inquiry

The underlying assumption in Appreciative Inquiry is the belief that every individual, team and organisation has experience of working exceptionally well. It is a particular way of asking questions and envisioning the future that fosters positive relationships and builds on what is best in a person, a situation, or an organisation. 


Archdeacons of London


B6 Sixth Form College

BBC Children in Need

Bexley LEA

Birkbeck College

British Council India and Sri Lanka

British Council Thailand

Cabinet Office

Care Leavers Association

Central London CVS

City Bridge Trust


Community Action Southwark

Community Development Foundation

Corporate Responsibility Group

Crossroads Care

Croydon Council

Children, Families and Learning

Department for International Development


Employability Forum

East London Deputy Headteachers

East Sussex Council

Goldsmiths College

Greenwich Community College

Hackney Safeguarding Board

HM Treasury

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

LankellyChase Foundation

Learning Skills Network

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

London Funders

Morley College

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

National Institute for Adult and Continuing Education

National Open College Network

North Nottinghamshire College

Northern College

Office for Criminal Justice Reform

Pierce and Glynn

Rathbone Training

Rayne Foundation

Redbridge Safeguarding Board

Refugee Council

Regional Support Centres (JISC)

Royal National Childrens' Foundation

Safe Exit

South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Criminal Justice Board


The Trust for London

Tudor Trust


University College London

University of East London

Waltham Forest Safeguarding 

Wandsworth LEA

Woburn Place Colloquium

Young Foundation