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Carolyn May

Carolyn achieves business transformation in both the public and private sectors through a range of managerial, training and communication skills and a logical, analytical approach. Her proven expertise lies in training, people management, personal and professional development and mentoring.

Location:

United Kingdom

Qualifications:

BA Hons M.Ed. PGCE. Cert. RP. HBDI Cert.

Disciplines:

Training & Development...Show More

Industry Sectors:

Automotive, Consumer Products...Show More

Practice Groups:

Languages:

English.

Case Studies

Automotive

Client Contact:

Managing Director

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Automotive

Discipline:

People & Performance


The Challenge:

The production of a company handbook to include mission statement, vision, values and bespoke policies reflecting the vision and values. Secondly a presentation to be... read more

The Solution

The task involved discussions with management and employees to clarify vision and values, creative writing to encapsulate intangible concepts in inspirational prose, research and information... read more

The Results:

Sharing of company mission, vision and values. Improved communication between managers and other staff. Production of a high quality handbook which is... read more

LLUK

Client Contact:

Manager

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Education

Discipline:

Project & Programme Management


The Challenge:

To investigate the Continuous Professional Development needs of the Further Education workforce in Wales on behalf of Lifelong Learning UK (The Sector Skills Council for... read more

The Solution

Development of a methodology to ensure all requirements for the report were met. The first phase was to conduct qualitative interviews with the Professional... read more

The Results:

An analytical and evaluative report was published which provided clear results based on both quantitative and qualitative evidence. This report was then used by Lifelong... read more


Career History

Stillmuchtooffer Ltd.

Position Held:

Managing Director

Dates:

2009 - Present

Business Type:

Training, HR outsourcing, Redundancy Support, Recruitment

Industry Sector:

Professional Services

Overview:

Stillmuchtooffer was launched in 2010. The name stems from my determination to change direction after a highly successful career in Education and because the company offers personal and professional advice to mature jobseekers. The business to business arm of the company provides business analysis, management, team and people development using a range of proven psychometric instruments. Additionally the company offers human resource outsourcing services including handbooks, policies, procedures, recruitment, performance managment and redundancy support. Current clients include those from the public sector, automotive companies, the media, renewable energy and educational institutions. My current consultant positions include the Learning and Skills Improvement Service in England and Quality4FE. I am an Additional Inspector with the inspectorate in Wales, and an EFQM Assessor. Publications include 'Developing Management Muscle' published in Onrec Magazine.

 

 

Yale College

Position Held:

Professional Development Manager

Dates:

2003 - 2008

Business Type:

Education

Industry Sector:

Education

Overview:

As Professional Development Manager I was responsible for the directional strategy and organisation of training needs for over 900 staff, teacher training, observation and analysis of the quality of teaching and learning sessions and the management of the learning and development awards. I produced the Professional Development Strategy, an annual self-assessment report, embedded a College strategy for effective teaching and learning, co-ordinated, monitored and evaluated the development and training of all staff and planned training days. I worked collaboratively to organise peer observation programmes and Internal Quality Inspections and to plan and implement induction, mentoring and performance review systems in line with Investors in People requirements. As manager of the teacher training courses, I specialised in thinking skills, learning theory, teaching methodology and inclusive learning as well as supporting both academic and vocational staff by personal tutorials, observing lessons, offering feedback advice for self-development and monitoring and assessing portfolio assignments. While in this role I wrote and submitted the successful bid to Deloitte to become the Deloitte Employability Centre of Excellence for Wales. I was the instigator and project manager of the Spotlight on Learning Project and Conference, a learning to learn project designed to improve the quality of learning throughout the college. The research can be accessed through my Knowledge Bank. During this time I was a peer assessor for Estyn, the Welsh Inspectorate. I performed a national educational role in Wales as chair of the Initial Teacher Training panel for Fforwm (now Colegau Cymru). This working party had the brief of reviewing the England recommendations with relation to their significance in formulating Initial Teacher Training legislation for Wales and putting forward recommendations to the Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government. Additionally I was a member of the LLUK Learning Delivery Occupational Project Board, the LLUK Steering Group Wales: Qualifications Framework and the LLUK Steering Group Wales: Professional Standards. As part of my national role and because of my expertise in training and learning effectiveness I delivered presentations at the Wales Initial Teacher Teacher Training Conference 2007, the Fforwm Conference 2007 and 2008, the LLUK Annual Conference in Edinburgh in December 2007, at the PDP Conference in Ludlow in May 2008, at the Wales Pedagogy Conference in May 2008 and internationally at the Herrmann International Conference in Carolina, USA in April 2007and April 2008. Publications include ‘Train the brain to think positively’ and ‘Take students out of their comfort zone,’ both published int the Times Educational Supplement.

 

 

Yale College

Position Held:

Head of School

Dates:

1995 - 2003

Business Type:

Education

Industry Sector:

Education

Overview:

My role as a curriculum director involved the management of thirty eight staff where I timetabled, mentored and appraised all the staff in my teams, managed the budget and had ultimate responsibility for stuents in the school. In addition I was responsible for leading the staff through external inspections and for the implementation of a thorough and rigorous quality system, serving the interests of students, which involved an annual evaluative Self-Assessment Report. This incorporated a detailed statistical analysis of Performance Indicators, trends and National Comparators. These figures were used to inform future target setting and action planning to ensure high quality teaching and learning.

 

 

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