NewUnleash the Power of Your Meetings: Transform Them into Thinking Environments

“The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first” Nancy Kline

If, like many professionals, you spend between 1/3 – 2/3rds of your day in meetings, you want to get the very best from them. Yet sometimes meetings just aren’t as productive as you’d like; not everyone contributes equally, the purpose gets lost, and people can leave with a sense of frustration that time and energy has been wasted. 


Are you tired of unproductive meetings? Do you ever feel like good ideas get lost in the shuffle, or that decisions are rushed without proper consideration? Want to make the best use of everyone's thinking?


Join our webinar on 12th June, 14:30 – 15:30 on Transforming Meetings by Creating a Thinking Environment and learn how to turn your meetings from frustrating timewasters into collaborative powerhouses.


Leadership in a Changing World Webinar


In this webinar, you'll discover:

  1. The hidden problems plaguing most meetings (and how they prevent good thinking)
  2. The Thinking Environment® concept and how it can revolutionise your meetings.
  3. The impact and difference a Thinking Environment can make (experience it live!)
  4. Interactive Q&A session


Who’ll benefit?

  • Anyone who chairs or leads meetings of any kind, large or small
  • Sub teams or project groups who want to be skilled in working together
  • Those who want to become more creative or participative in meetings


Led by Angela Blacklaw, a qualified Thinking Environment® facilitator, this webinar will equip you with the practical skills you need to:

  1. Foster creativity and innovation in your meetings
  2. Make better decisions, faster.
  3. Increase team engagement and participation.




14:30 - 15:30



Lead Trainer

Angela Blacklaw

Angela Blacklaw

Angela has a broad range of experience working in and providing training for the public sector. Her expertise covers; communications, leadership, talent management and more.

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Angela Blacklaw

Angela Blacklaw

Angela has years of senior expertise in personal and organisational development, leadership, change, wellbeing and resilience, operating at both strategic and practitioner level. Questioning and curious, she often brings an alternative perspective and encourages others to see things differently too.

Following 20 years of supporting individual and organisational learning and change in the civil service, latterly as Head of Talent Development in the Department of Health, Angela quickly built a reputation for solid delivery.  In that time Angela has worked as an associate for respected consultancies such as Ernst & Young, Korn Ferry and the Civil Service College and is a member of the faculty of the NHS Leadership Academy.  She has worked with clients from varied backgrounds including civil servants, scientists, analysts, musicians, High Court Judges and healthcare practitioners at all levels.

Her core specialisms include:

  • Building warm, honest and challenging coaching relationships, enabling people to achieve more than they thought possible; 
  • Expertise in leadership and talent development, change, wellbeing and resilience;
  • Designing and facilitating powerful and memorable learning experiences;
  • Enabling people to learn the skills to support and challenge others.

Angela is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an Accredited Time To Think® Facilitator.  She also holds a Certificate in Organisation Development, and a Master of Science in Human Resources. 


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

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