What kinds of management education and development services are you involved in?
Leadership development. Action Learning
What is your main interest in the AMED network?
networking, inspiration, collegiate discussion/debate, collaboration, personal development
Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
There are those who listen and those who are waiting to speak.
What kind of person are you?
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
Qualifications: BSc Hons, MSc
John has more than twenty years management experience working mainly as Project and Programme Manager in the BBC and in the charity sector. Working on projects and with project teams he became more and more interested in, and fascinated by, group dynamics, relationships, motivations and the creation of productive and pleasurable working environments.
In the past eight years John has been working as a consultant specialising in Project Management, Action Learning facilitation, coaching and mentoring and group facilitation. He holds a number of supporting qualifications including PRINCE2 and the OGC Managing Successful Programmes, the CIPD/Oxford Brookes Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring and he is an ILM accredited action learning facilitator. He is also MBTI qualified.
Recent work has included international assignments in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Austria, the Netherlands and Romania. These assignments have included elements of virtual team working and the work has been conducted in both French and English. He has been an associate of Taylor Clarke for seven years and has worked mainly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Wood Group.
What John enjoys about his work is the variety and creativity it allows. He values continuous learning, curiosity, collaboration, enthusiasm, a willingness to go the extra mile and, above all, the people he works with.
What makes him laugh? There isn’t nearly enough room here to list everything but he would probably start with P.G. Wodehouse.
What I’d like from the AMED network is…
Collaboration. Discussion. Inspiration.
What do you do for your own development?
I'm in an action learning set.
I attend a forum for experienced facilitators.
I attend International Foundation for Action Learning events.
I attend courses.
I regularly discuss approaches to work with colleagues.