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.



Tailored to requirements


Price on application


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 Blacklaw has a broad range of experience working within and providing training for the public sector.

Angela designs and facilitates training on a variety of topics including identity and branding, action learning, and career coaching. Angela has delivered training to a variety of public sector clients such as Ministry of Justice, Hampshire County Council, DWP and DfID on a range of topics including communication, leadership, wellbeing and resilience, and talent development.

 Angela is dedicated to creating sustainable change in the public sector. To this end, she has served 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. In addition to her roles working within these organisations, Angela has also supported the public sector through her expert training. Angela has also supported leadership development for Health Education England, NHS Leadership Academy, the Church of England, Sellafield Ltd and Liberty Mutual. 

Angela has worked to provide transformational learning opportunities on the individual and organisational level for two decades. She is a skilled communicator and trainer specialising in galvanising organisational change and designing and delivering courses that challenge and strengthen participants.  

Angela Blacklaw earned a Certificate in Organisation Development from the NTL Institute and a Master of Science in Human Resources. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner.  


  • Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Certificate in Organisation Development (NTL Institute)
  • Master of Science in Human Resources  
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Training Management
  • Certificate in Training Practice
  • Registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as Test User, Occupational: Ability and Personality (formerly Level A and B).  Qualified in Jung Type Indicator, Emotional and Social Competency Indicator, Talent Q and Korn Ferry Hay Group’s own Leadership Styles, Organisational Climate and Growth Factor Inventory tools.
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Certificate in Programme and Project Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)

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