“Steph came to Asda to deliver Transforming Meetings to our Supply Chain Management team. This has been one of the most popular sessions we have put on for the team and the amount of positive feedback has been overwhelming. I don’t often come across sessions where people are still coming back to me week after week telling me the benefit that it has had to their work. To quote one of our management team “This has allowed me to shut up, sit back and allow the rest of my team to come up with solutions much more quickly”.Michael Dilworth, Manager and Analyst Asda
The meeting starts.
You know you’re trying to solve a problem, but one or more of these things might happen:
• Some people think solving problems is your job, not theirs
• Certain people take over
• The same old ideas are trotted out
• Most people aren’t contributing or getting anything out of it
• People interrupt each other
• The presentation is going on and on
• You run out of time
By the end, you’re no closer to solving the problem, no one is quite sure what’s been decided and you think, ‘That’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back’.
Transforming Meetings® will help you make issues like these a thing of the past.
Everyone wants the best possible results from meetings. But the quality of a group’s decisions and actions depends on the thinking they do first, and the quality of that thinking depends on the way they treat one another when they’re meeting. I help teams understand what needs to be in place for everyone to do their own best thinking, using Thinking Environment® building block skills, and sharing simple tools to make sure everyone in the room is comfortable to have the conversation.
Then we have a real meeting. We immediately put those skills into practise with the team’s live agenda items, making real decisions. And with the benefit of that experience, plan how to use the new skills back at work.
Everyone benefits from learning how to run meetings that matter. Everyone is thinking better, working on what matters, achieving their goals, saving time and money, and transforming their working culture.
These skills and tools travel with people to their wider teams and projects – a worthwhile upskilling investment with multiple benefits, and a positive work culture that just keeps on growing.
- In one day’s training, a multi academy trust/school began to communicate differently across staff and students, and experienced a significant drop in disciplinary events and exclusions
- Following one day’s training, a leader used new meeting techniques to stop micro-managing, getting to solutions quicker and freeing up time and energy
“Steph has had a transformative impact on the wellbeing, efficiency and focus of our organisation. Her work with our senior leaders has inspired a whole new way of working in our schools. Through her support, our values have been brought to life and our sense of purpose renewed and invigorated. Most all, our thinking is better: richer, stronger and more authentic. Our sense of team is now palpable and our decision making much more effective.”
“Not only has Steph grounded us in the Thinking Environment®, she has given us the confidence to trust each other’s thinking and to be open to a way of working which makes genuine collaboration a joyful reality.”Adrian Packer, CEO, CORE Education Trust
- a board
- a senior leadership team
- a departmental or project team
- an AGM
- a cross-organisational partnership
- a multi-academy trust
- an advisory/citizen panel
- a strategic network
- an elite sports coach
- a mentor or mentee
- a community sports coach
- an arts and activity leader
- a community development practitioner?
Then you’ll have something in common with clients I’ve already worked with to make their meetings matter.