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Client:

Automotive

Location:

United Kingdom

Contact Title:

Synatus Partner:

Carolyn May

Assignment Type:


Consulting

Role:


Discipline:

People & Performance

 

Sector:

Automotive

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 delivered to all staff on the vision for the future exemplified and projected by the new handbook.

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 collection, creation of systems and procedures, production of a practical document that could be used for reference purposes, a motivational presentation, facilitation of discussions and question and answer sessions.

Results:

Sharing of company mission, vision and values. Improved communication between managers and other staff. Production of a high quality handbook which is now in use by both managers and all staff. Clarity of policies and procedures. Consistent application of systems and procedures throughout the organisation.


Client:

Local Government

Location:

United Kingdom

Contact Title:

Synatus Partner:

Carolyn May

Assignment Type:


Training

Role:


Discipline:

Training & Development

 

Sector:

Local Government

Challenge:

To provide consistent training sessions for five large groups of people designed to improve mentoring system; to improve mentor/mentee relationships, to resolve conflict; to update knowledge.

Solution:

Two day training sessions for five groups of people. Training involved didactic sessions, fully interactive training activities, specially designed educational games, visual effects, discussions, debates, problem solving, case studies. Delegates worked with a wide range of colleagues who differed depending on the activity. The Case Studies were written specifically to allow delegates to apply theory to practice.

Results:

Many evaluation forms gave the highest score for every question. Comments included, ‘Brilliant training ,’ ‘excellent,’ ‘stimulating,’ ‘appreciative of our context,’ ‘real outcomes for all involved,’ ‘interesting, enjoyable and informative,’ ‘real relevance,’ ‘professional, informative and relaxed.’ Delegates felt that the training would have lasting value in its applicability to work practice.


Client:

Signal Films

Location:

United Kingdom

Contact Title:

Synatus Partner:

Carolyn May

Assignment Type:


Training

Role:


Discipline:

Training & Development

 

Sector:

Media & Entertainment

Challenge:

To encourage a group of highly creative, artistic people with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to improve their financial, logical, analytical, planning and organisational skills in order to allow them to achieve success in the self-employed job market.

Solution:

Training which involved developing an understanding of individual thinking preferences through interactive activities. The training then moved on to illustrate how strategies could be developed to ensure competence in less preferred tasks which were necessary for success. Writing skills essential for the creation of a web site that would appeal to all types of thinkers were analysed using real examples, followed by participants practising such skills themselves.

Results:

Evaluation forms provided evidence that delegates had found the course both valuable and enjoyable. Follow up communication revealed that strategies were being employed to good effect. Individuals who had their own web sites used the writing strategies to appeal to employers and customers viewing their sites.


Client:

Sixth Form College

Location:

United Kingdom

Contact Title:

Synatus Partner:

Carolyn May

Assignment Type:


Training

Role:


Discipline:

Training & Development

 

Sector:

Education

Challenge:

To support continuous improvement within the college, in relation to attainment and achievement, by planning and organising a training day centred around differentiation and how to deliver lessons that would be awarded Grade 1 by the inspectorate.

Solution:

Solution To plan a day that involved the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what.’ An introductory session on each of the two strands included discussions and feedback from delegates. The rest of the day consisted of inter-active workshops with practical activities based on the latest research. Participants were given ideas for activities and resources that they could use within their own lessons and given the opportunity to design resources that could be utilised immediately in learning sessions. How to plan in differentiation and assessment was integrated into the discussions. The day finished with drawing together key learning strategies, action planning for the future and agreeing a framework for improvement.

Results:

Evaluation revealed that delegates had appreciated the manner in which the activities employed during the day reflected those that they could actually use themselves on a day to day basis. In particular they found the final session, which was a planning session, rather than the normal plenary, valuable in terms of moving forward.


Client:

LLUK

Location:

United Kingdom

Contact Title:

Synatus Partner:

Carolyn May

Assignment Type:


Consulting

Role:


Discipline:

Project & Programme Management

 

Sector:

Education

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 the post-compulsory education sector). Taking account of strategic, legislative and policy drivers, the type of CPD currently delivered, the allocation of budget and staff time and the linkage of CPD with Performance Review and with the Sector’s Professional Standards of competence. Findings to be detailed in a report format.

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 Development Managers in each Further Education college and record responses on a IT facility which had been specially developed to collate the results.. The second phase was to produce a quantitative questionnaire for completion post the initial interviews. The third phase was to analyse both qualitative and quantitative data to provide results. The final phase was to write the draft and final report.

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 Learning UK to inform their strategic plan development and develop a stronger dialogue with college Staff Development Managers. In addition the report provided an evidence base to seek funding through the Welsh Government Sector Priorities Fund.


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