Bespoke Strategy & Climate Workshops
As a forward-thinking business leader, you recognise the delicate balance between commercial success and social & environmental responsibility. In our ever-changing business landscape, where climate concerns, team dynamics, and resource availability intersect, enlightened adaptation isn’t just smart—it’s essential.
My workshops blend your unique business intelligence with dynamic, interactive low-fi games rooted in down-to-earth design thinking to reinvigorate dull meetings. This tried and tested approach not only sparks imagination and creativity but opens the door to real-world results. I’m here to support and empower your team to reach well-informed decisions using your unique business insights, effectively tackling business, pollution, nature, and community issues with confidence.
Facilitated sessions using design-thinking methods and tools like REGENASYST® Games and Climate Fresk workshops, infusing fun and creativity. Demystify complex issues and promote learn-as-you-go tactics, transforming overwhelm into confident, purposeful action.
Design Ideation is a human-centered, creative process for developing products, services, or systems. The session encourages innovative thinking for solving design challenges, emphasising quick prototyping and testing of ideas. This method efficiently discards ineffective ideas, conserving resources and aligning designs with goals.
Prepare for inspiration, challenge, and insight.
Vision, mission, and values development clarifies your organisation’s purpose and direction. It aligns team efforts, reinforces commitment to shared goals, and guides decision-making. This process enables you to effectively communicate and demonstrate your commitments, ensuring consistency between stated objectives and actions.
A materiality assessment identifies and ranks issues crucial to your organisation and stakeholders. It sharpens decision-making and stakeholder engagement. In our session, you’ll receive an in-depth analysis to prioritise significant issues, gaining strategic insights for smarter decisions and better resource use.
Stakeholder mapping and engagement involves identifying the business relationship with key people and groups affecting or affected by your organisation, including consideration for ecosystem services and future generations. This session helps recognise different perspectives, ensuring decisions consider the wider impact on the community and nature. It guides effective, honest communication and collaboration, fostering an enduring approach that benefits current and future generations.
Value chain mapping and SDG alignment involves examining your business activities from start to finish, linking them with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This session uncovers ways to operate responsibly, ensuring your business supports global objectives for a healthier planet and fairer society. You’ll learn how to integrate nature and community considerations into your value chain, enhancing both ethical standards and operational efficiency.
Business continuity planning prepares your organisation to sustain operations during unexpected disruptions. In our session, we’ll develop strategies to ensure resilience, minimising impact and swiftly recovering from setbacks. This approach equips your business to handle challenges effectively, maintaining stability and continuity in the face of unforeseen events.
A greenwash audit evaluates your organisation’s environmental claims and practices, past and present. In our session, we’ll scrutinise how your environmental messaging aligns with actual actions. This process ensures your eco-commitments are genuine and credible, preventing misleading claims, potential fines, and enhancing your reputation for true ecological responsibility.
Climate Fresk is a transformative 3-hour workshop designed to deepen your team’s understanding the climate science and inspire action.
1. Understanding The Climate System: Through an interactive card game, you’ll explore the causes and effects of climate change, understanding the impact of human activities.
2. Connecting With The Climate Crisis: We’ll reflect on the climate challenges discovered, moving beyond overwhelm to a mindset ready for action.
3. Empowering Climate Action: In a collaborative brainstorm, identify impactful actions tailored to your context, strategising practical solutions for both individual and organisational levels.
This session equips you with knowledge and tools for meaningful climate action.
Once the proposal is approved, the deposit is paid, and the date is set, I’ll guide your team to achieve the session’s objective with an interactive game. Drawing on your own business intelligence, we’ll delve into understanding both the individual components and the big picture. This offers an opportunity to explore your business deeply, acknowledging its strengths and weaknesses, as well as its role in the world.
As we confront the scale of our collective challenges, anticipate a mix of emotions, including discomfort and despair. This is par for the course.
You’ll need to step into a brave space to gear up from of overwhelm and apathy to clarity and action. Rest assured, you’ll receive practical, empathetic support as you progress towards hope and empowerment. Together, we’ll create a useful ‘compass’ to guide your business and community through these challenges, focusing on tangible results and purpose.
Throughout the session, we foster alignment within the group, bringing individuals together around a shared vision of a healthy, safe and just future. You’ll leave with a renewed sense of energy, personal and collective accountability and a stronger commitment to making a positive change within your area of influence.
All the workshops are designed to provide you with the information you need to act. Together with your team, we will identify clear and ambitious strategic actions that are tailor-made for your organisation to achieve success – for you business, and the wider world.
After the session, you will receive a summary document that captures my observations, key discussion-points, and agreed-upon actions to integrate into your business strategy.
Confidence knowing you’re
taking considered action
Better team knowledge,
alignment & engagement
No more boring, dull
UK Innovate Edge
In collaboration with Wylde Connections, we used the REGENASYST® ‘Megaforce Muddle’ Game in an in-person session to empower Innovation Managers with a deeper understanding of global megatrends and their relevance to businesses receiving grant funding. Through this immersive session, teams not only grasped the megatrends but also crafted practical strategies to harness opportunities and safeguard against unintended consequences on interconnected systems, ensuring effective and informed decision-making.
As the co-founders embarked on reviewing their internal business strategy and building their core team, they sought an opportunity to gain deep insights into their team’s hopes for the future. The goal was to construct a cohesive company vision that resonated with everyone. To facilitate this, I used the REGENASYST® Game, ‘Shift Happens’. Through this interactive session, we not only reconnected with the team’s vision but also reaffirmed unanimous alignment, fostering a clear and unifying company vision.
British Film Designers Guild
The BFDG requested a bespoke values-building session. I guided the team through a series of exercises to redefine the British Film Designers Guild’s values, mission, and vision in preparation for the next AGM. Our intention was to gain a deep understanding of the organisation’s purpose, make it appealing to members under 40, articulate member benefits, and reinforce the core values that drive the organisation. As a result, the group emerged from the session with a renewed sense of purpose and achieving their stated goal.
In partnership with Wylde Connections, we harnessed the power of REGENASYST® Stakeholder Muscle Matrix games to facilitate a virtual strategy development workshop. The use of these cards enabled the team to achieve a deeper level of understanding and connection with their stakeholders needs. Notably, they recognised the importance of acknowledging their staff’s religious beliefs and accommodating their needs to align with their company values and commitments. This revelation led to a more purpose-driven and values-aligned approach.
I was commissioned to design department-specific virtual sustainability workshops for several BECTU’s branches; Costume, Hair & Makeup, Camera & Lighting, and the Writers, Directors & Producers branches. These workshops focused on sustainable production, ensuring projects stay on schedule, within budget, maintain a healthy crew, and minimise pollution’s impact on nature. Members gained a deep, holistic understanding of sustainability within their roles and departments, a unique offering not found in other industry training programmes.
I conducted an in-person Climate Fresk session exclusively for a boutique West Midlands-based Sustainability Consultancy. This dynamic session offered the team a refreshed perspective on the IPCC report and the challenges we face. The knowledge gained boosted their confidence and commitment to climate action, benefiting all team members, regardless of their prior climate knowledge. It ensured a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of climate systems, strengthening the consultancy’s capacity to deliver impactful solutions for their clients.
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What is the pricing structure for your workshops?
The starting price for workshops is £3,000, excluding VAT, travel, additional facilitators, or room hire costs. This covers preliminary preparation, post-session summaries, and the session day itself.
A bespoke proposal will be provided based on your specific needs and circumstances. Payment plans are available for smaller businesses. Talk to me about cost-efficient packages for multiple sessions.
The pricing reflects the value and impact of the session, not just the time involved.
What are the typical timeframes for these sessions?
Strategy sessions typically last between 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the session’s needs, number of participants, and workshop type. This duration is a valuable investment in deep, meaningful work, ensuring clear, actionable outcomes. The Climate Fresk session is a mandated 3 hours long. The stakeholder mapping and engagement session is ideally conducted over two to three sessions, allowing for in-depth research on stakeholders between sessions.
How will the sessions be delivered?
Sessions are delivered flexibly: in-person (UK only), hybrid, or completely remote, utilising tools like Microsoft Teams and Miro. I can host at my office in West, North, or East London if you fancy a day out of the office, or travel to your preferred location. Software licenses are included in the pricing for a seamless experience, regardless of location.
Do you design bespoke workshops for clients?
Yes! I love designing unique workshops and experiences for clients. Please get in touch with your requirements and I will gladly put a proposal together for you.
What type of businesses can benefit from these sessions?
Any type of business, as well as not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions, can benefit from these sessions. The use of gamification in the workplace has shown growing evidence of its effectiveness. These sessions are particularly valuable for diverse organisations looking to enhance team understanding and engagement through interactive and dynamic methods.
Why do you charge more for Climate Fresk sessions with more than 8 people?
For Climate Fresk sessions with more than 8 participants, the additional fee covers the cost of extra facilitators. This is in line with Climate Fresk’s guidelines to ensure session effectiveness and adherence to their objectives.
Are there any prerequisite for you to facilitate a session?
For facilitating an in-person session, a large table and ideally a whiteboard are needed. For hybrid sessions, a large screen, digital whiteboard access, and laptops for all participants are necessary. Remote sessions require stable internet and individual laptops. Having up-to-date KPI metrics and knowledge of current sector trends will also enhance the session’s effectiveness.