Bespoke Team Away Days

Is your team working optimally together? How well does it respond and adapt to changing conditions? How strong is the sense of team cohesion? How well do its members communicate? And how well are they managing difference and conflict?

We can help teams to understand themselves and the world in which they operate, so that they can respond in stronger and more creative ways. Though each package will be bespoke to the needs of the team, typically a facilitator will first undertake a diagnostic stage by holding confidential discussions with each team member to fully understand all perspectives, before designing the event. 

The exact design of team events will there vary, and will be agreed with the team themselves in advance, but they might include opportunities to:

  • Understand and celebrate the diversity of individual approach and personality in the team;
  • Consider the team’s core values and how these can drive the way it operates;
  • Share findings from the diagnostic stage with the whole team;
  • Explore the environment in which the team operates and how best to respond to or anticipate change;
  • Enable important messages to be shared and listened to in a safe and appreciative atmosphere;
  • Plan next steps and think about how to overcome barriers.

Facilitators will draw on their extensive experience of both leading and working with leaders and teams, also taking inspiration from Organisation Development, NLP and many other disciplines.

Summary

Duration

Tailored to requirements

Price

Price on application

Location

St James’s Park, London or In-House

Lead Trainer

Angela Blacklaw

Angela Blacklaw

Angela Blacklaw has a broad range of experience working within and providing training for the public sector. Her expertise cover a range of topics including communication, leadership, wellbeing and resilience and talent management.

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Angela Blacklaw

Angela Blacklaw

Angela is an independent consultant, trainer, facilitator and coach. She has years of senior expertise in personal and organisational development, leadership and change, operating at both strategic and practitioner level.

Her skills lie in building warm, honest, authentic and challenging relationships, enabling people to achieve more than they thought possible, and to learn the skills to support and challenge others. She has expertise in a wide range of leadership and talent development including emotional intelligence, communications, change, resilience, coaching skills and systems leadership.

After several years working on policy on HM Treasury, Angela chose to focus on individual and organisational learning as Head of Internal Communications in the Food Standards Agency, Head of Change Communications and Culture Change in Defra, and Head of Talent Development in the Department of Health. She then set up her own consultancy practice and works an associate for a number of respected consultancies, such as Korn Ferry Hay Group, Civil Service College and MindGym.  She has worked on award-winning leadership development programmes for the NHS where is a member of the Faculty of the NHS Leadership Academy, she is on the coaching register for the Senior Civil Service and she also teaches creative songwriting at degree level.  Angela has worked in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Mexico; she has also worked with people from most European countries, from Central and South America, and from the USA.

Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Certificate in Organisation Development from the NTL Institute
  • Accredited Time To Think® Facilitator

Publications:

  • A Blacklaw (2018) ‘Using Jungian archetypes in contemporary songwriting education.’ Research in Teacher Education, Vol 8(No.1). Available at: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Schools/Cass/Research/Research-in-Teacher-Education/Volume-8-No-1-May-2018

 

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