Consultancy: This has been the busiest year. Main work I have delivered in the last year includes:
Mopac (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, London): Leading a bespoke commissioning development programme for the commissioning teams across Mopac through five learning cycles consisting of video based webinars and Q&A, immersive half day workshops and group coaching. April-July 21
LB Newham: I have been working with Royston John and Munira Thobani, through RedQuadrant to lead design and co-deliver a Reciprocal Mentoring Scheme for the borough council in support of its Tackling Racism Inequality and Disproportionality programme. March-September 2021
Somerset CC: I have continued to work with Somerset Senior Leadership Team (with RedQuadrant – Sarah Johnston) – with a few months break at lockdown, we recommenced in the autumn as the team engages with Local Government Reform and the formation of an Integrated Care System, whilst managing the COVID vaccination and recovery programme. I have also been working with RedQuadrant […]
Joanna continues to develop and grow applied theatre as a practice. More on this can found at www.revealproductions.co.uk. Joanna and Stephen have worked more together in 2015 and 2016 and see more opportunities to develop creative and organisational capabilities combining through creative approaches to rehabilitation and linking community based performance to social action, organisational and personal development.
Joanna: “I have just set up Reve(a)l Productions CIC. My aim is to support the growth and development of people who are marginalized/disadvantaged using Applied Theatre and putting on devised ‘Shows with Meaning’ in local community settings. We will work flexibly on a range of projects and funding. Audiences may be small and connected to the performers or in a wider setting – the performances bring a message to the audience that is critical to the development of the performers in changing their lives or the lives of others
I am focusing on developing two projects currently. I […]
Joanna and Stephen worked together to deliver a staff development process and day for Kids Company in Bristol, based on the idea of creating a ‘positive organisation’ that supports intensive educational and therapeutic services for children and young people. “The structure of the day was perfect, the right balance of input and activity, consequently the day was well paced, informing and inspiring. Our aim was to create a cohesive staff group, who would move onwards and upwards as one community, despite being spread out over five sites. Following the day the community spirit is certainly there and the energy among the staff is positive and forward looking. I can certainly recommend Stephen and Joanna to organise and facilitate training days.” Esther Keller, Director for Services for KidsCompany in Bristol.
We were able to bring together organisation development methods such as appreciative inquiry and ‘world cafe’ with creative tools in group work, visualisation and singing. The idea of a the […]
During 2012-13 Stephen worked with Ofgem E-Serve to deliver 15 workshops on matrix working; he teamed up with his longstanding colleague Jeff Austin at JVM Consultants to do this. See Jeff here.
Stephen worked with the wonderful Dr Bill Prensky Meet Bill here and see CNDG here and Brad Wilkinson, both in the USA. Our client has been Pfizer Animal Health – now Zoetis – and he has been working with Bill and Brad to design two strategy implementation and community events. Working with some highly experienced vetinarians has been really interesting. We went through visioning sessions and world cafe and deep dive methods to enable the client teams to to develop plans they own. Stephen largely worked virtually with Bill and Brad, as well as co-facilitating one of the events in Portland Oregon. Great people to work with and he enjoyed working together virtually. This is a good example of Stephen bringing his creativity and workshop design skills into play […]
Stephen has been working in the field of ‘complex case management’ in social care, managing cases through HfH Healthcare; “this work is very much going back to my roots in social care and is also giving me increased insights into the way services are put together where there are multiple and complex needs involved.”