The Coronavirus crisis is changing the way we connect and work. Spark Creativity is offering this NEW service for organisations and groups who are not used to meeting and engaging online, and who want some support while they find their feet.
Creative meetings If you are imagining business-men in the boardroom playing with paints and glue, think again! Creative meetings are where new work and ideas are created - where things get discussed, decided and done. That relies on people being actively involved and energised, not falling asleep over their agendas. It doesn’t take paint and model-making to achieve (or not necessarily!), but it does take skilled facilitation.
Online meetings It’s much harder to connect and communicate when you can’t sit in a room together. It takes different skills and some time to get used to doing things differently. But if you have things to do, decisions to make or deadlines to meet NOW, you may not have time in the short-term to learn what you need to be effective. Fiona Weir is an experienced facilitator, who has been working online for many years, with universities, local authorities and national organisations. She can bring structure, confidence, creativity, collaboration and participatory techniques to your meetings, to help your group do whatever you need to do - online.
Online consultation and engagement Many organisations are fire-fighting at the moment, and consultation and engagement are not top priorities. But if you want or need to keep your relationships with customers, citizens or service users fresh and alive, you may be wondering how to do it now... Fiona can help you: she offers bespoke consultancy to help you find online methods and approaches that will work for you, as well as direct facilitation of online discussion groups and focus groups.
Fiona has more than 20 years experience in patient and public participation, collaboration and partnership working, and coproduction. She has worked with local and national government, the NHS, charities and others. You can check out her experience on LinkedIn.