“The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first.”
My Next Chapter for Organisations
My Next Chapter facilitated sessions for organisations provides a flexible facilitation framework about what’s next for organisations who are in transition. The need to use our resources to best effect and ensure impact is non-negotiable, whatever we do and wherever we work.
Taking time out and space to consider where you are now and where you have been is essential; it informs what’s important, where you go next and the reasons why.
My Next Chapter facilitated sessions for organisations in transition provide a flexible facilitation framework for this hugely important conversation. It is designed to sense check if the organisation is on the right track and help ‘course correct’ the direction of travel to align the organisation to its intention and desired impact. We use the processes of peer learning and reflection as a leadership tools for learning.
The facilitation framework draws on thinking and theories from positive psychology, resilience, and emotional intelligence and use a coaching based approach to facilitation.
We work in a fun and engaging way providing not only an environment where people are able to be open and challenge and listen to each other, but also one where there is fun and laughter in the room. Expertly facilitated, the process allows you to ask some important questions including:
- What are we doing and why?
- What is this work built on?
- What’s working and not working?
- Where are we going?
- What’s important, and
- What needs to change?
Examples of My Next Chapter for Organisations sessions delivered so far have included:
“Bev came in to work with us at a crucial point in our transformation… we were ready to begin the initial implementation of our plans and needed external input to help us shape our ideas and challenge our thinking in the process.
Her accessibility and unceremonious approach mean she gets to really know your organisation. This, along with her fearless questioning and digging under the grit, means that as an organisation you are also freed up to question, challenge and formulate as a team with a freshness and objectivity.
Bev brings a unique combination of significant experience across the social sector, a unique coaching style alongside business savvy and knowledge, which for us as a small charity has been key in basing our plans on coherent and sound foundations.”
Your ability to focus throughout each session was admirable and to move us through a process that was clearly well structured and thought out.
Very insightful facilitation, making us face up to conflict without exacerbating it, was very carefully achieved.”
‘CMC approached Bev to facilitate a My Next Chapter session for us at a time of change. Taking time and making space to reflect on how we could be better and where were going has had a big impact. Working with her alongside us each year over the past four years, with her asking us hard questions, has helped us all focus on what’s important. We’ve streamlined how we work and how we make choices. We have expanded the team and are now very clear about what we are about, why we do what we do and who for. We have an increased confidence that we are in the right place to connect with the right emerging opportunities for us. The My Next Chapter reflective space has become a core part of our shared practise at CMC.’
‘…the day was a useful catalyst to further thinking and development… the senior management team enjoyed your creative techniques and approach. You were, and are, clearly very aligned with our mission and this was enormously useful to the process. There were some great techniques deployed in the morning particularly including the floor mapping. We appreciated all the interactions we had prior to the day and the preparatory work.’