Organisational development
Organisational development

Facilitation, Team Development and Action Learning

Teams are the added value contributors to performance in today’s organisations and are central to successful collaboration for results. Your organisation needs teams that are open and flexible, focused on priority tasks and able to step back, review and adapt to the people and events around them. Team leaders need to be role models and attend to the performance and working relationships within their own teams as well as between teams across the organisation.


I provide facilitation, team development and facilitator training in a variety of contexts to achieve high performance working relationships and results. Examples include:


  • Action learning sets needing help with start-up, skills and facilitation
  • Executive teams needing to work together better to run the whole organisation
  • Operational teams needing to work smarter in the face of significant challenges and reduced resources
  • Newly formed teams, perhaps following a restructuring, needing to develop a shared identity and ways of working
  • Project teams needing to improve collaboration and conduct learning reviews
  • Teams facing redundancies and closures that need to maintain performance in difficult circumstances
  • Meetings that require facilitiation to support the conversation, keep things on track and allow members to focus on the work


When developing teams, research and experience has taught me that taking an integrated approach achieves the best results:


  • Developing the team in the context of the wider organisation and relationships with key stakeholders
  • Where appropriate, clarifying the purpose, ambition and operating principles of the team, drawing on the contextual information including stakeholder feedback
  • Developing productive working relationships through individual and team coaching and facilitation, focused on achieving the teams business objectives
  • Transferring skills and processes such as action learning and review so that teams are able to self-manage their own learning and development


I work with leaders and their teams to design the best development process to fit their circumstances and adapt the approach on the journey. I often use 360 degree feedback processes, my own relationship review process (see the Resources page) and psychometric questionnaires in this work. My approach to team development is explained in the book Collaborating for Results.


When facilitating meetings and project reviews I work with clients to carefully plan the right processes and draw on a wealth of experience and approaches, such as large group methodologies, to achieve the desired outcomes.


I am an expert in Action Learning Set start-up and facilitation with many years of experience working on leadership, management and graduate development programmes.


Please contact me to discuss facilitation for your organisation.

Facilitator Training

I can equip leaders, managers and others in your organisation with the necessary skills and confidence to facilitate and improve group meetings and develop better team working. This includes action learning sets. Training workshops can be run according to the level of skill and application required.


Please contact me to discuss your facilitator training needs.

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Collaborating for Results: Silo Working and Relationships that Work by David Ian Willcock, Director of Liberating Potential Ltd., is available from Routledge publishing. Please click the image to read a sample chapter on-line.


'This is a practical guide to harnessing the power of relationships between people and teams in organisations to achieve strategic vision and to be future-capable in a fast-changing world.'

Dr. Mike Clarke, CEO, RSPB

Information and Resources

For additional information and resources please click on Resources in the navigation bar

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