Facilitation work

Facilitation

Crowe Associates offer facilitation and facilitation training and support.  We have worked with a variety of multidisciplinary groups on a range of issues and topics. These have included; achieving consensus, research priorities and plans, communication, partnership development, consultations and focus groups, strategic board development.

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We have a relaxed but focussed approach to facilitation that enables participants from a variety of backgrounds to contribute their experience and perspectives, with the achievement of stated goals for groups.  Follow up is within agreed time parameters, and the event/meeting report tailored to the needs of the group/commissioner.

Our style is characterised by:

  • Careful and inclusive preparation of training courses, workshops and meetings
  • Identifying the aims of the session, and desired outcomes
  • Delegate preparation before the session to get the optimum benefit from it, and personal and team/department action planning following the intervention
  • Evaluation approaches from reaction level at the course/workshop, through to impact at team and organisational level
  • Assessing the perspectives and expectations of the group(s) involved
  • Professional and sensitive handling of difficult issues

Previous work includes:

Consensus workshop for Dementia Action Alliance

Bucks NHS Hospitals Trust Ward Managers Management Development programme

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) – Away Days

UK Blood and Transplant – Consultation workshops

Birmingham University – Interactive Teaching Workshop

(NIHR) Public Involvement Leads Annual Meeting

Association of Young People with ME (AYME)  Board Development

Bucks NHS Hospitals Trust – Finance Division Away Day

(NIHR) INVOLVE strategic development

Group Workshops on a range of management development topics for Bucks County Council Home Care

“We are most effective as a team when we compliment each other without embarrassment and disagree without fear” (unknown)

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