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Courses that make a difference

Time spent in training and development is too valuable to waste. You should be getting great design, up-to-the-minute content, and methods that suit all your learners. Our courses are participative, practical and life-changing.

Designing and facilitating events

Great meetings, workshops or conferences rarely happen by accident. We’ll help you design a session that will deliver the outcomes you want. And if you need a credible, witty and experienced host on the day, we can provide that too. 

Keynotes and workshops

If you want your conference or meeting to get participants excited and engaged, allow us to present. Your audience will learn inspiring and practical take-aways to build on their strengths as leaders and valuable team-players.


Advanced Facilitation Masterclass – more than just a course

London, 24 and 25 February 2020


Whether you are an accomplished facilitator or new to running workshops, our two-day Advanced Facilitation Masterclass will have you experimenting, improvising, engaging and overcoming challenges like never before. This workshop is about building your skills at managing any group, workshop or meeting. We will practice techniques for dealing with tricky participants and strategies for overcoming your most difficult challenges. And we’ll help you develop your own performance as a facilitator.

Join Paul Z Jackson in Central London on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Eventbrite - Advanced Facilitation Masterclass - 24-25-February-2020

Bringing out the best in you and your teams

Benefit from our experience in world-class organisations, using sophisticated story-telling techniques and brain-friendly learning methods in collaborative projects that will bring out the best in you and your teams.

If you want to:

  • Raise the quality and impact of communication skills in your organisation
  • Develop leaders who articulate and share a compelling, strategic vision.
  • Enhance the performance of teams and individuals
  • Sustain improvements throughout your organisation


  • Increase your confidence and creativity
  • Expand your business by clearly communicating your vision
  • Learn to take risks and how to react to setbacks
  • Benefit from our experience in getting results in world-class organisations.
  • We use flipped learning and applied improvisation in high-value, collaborative projects that will bring out the best in you and your teams.

We’ll help you to:

  • Increase your confidence and creativity
  • Expand your business by clearly communicating your vision
  • Learn to take risks and respond resiliently to setbacks.

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What are we thinking – blog posts

Facilitation trends for the 2020s

Facilitation trends for the 2020s

Demand for facilitation is rising. There’s clear value in a range of applications, from quite simple meetings, through to group sessions, to conference sessions or even entire conferences. And as leaders in organisations grow aware of this, it creates opportunities for internal and external facilitators to help groups to have more constructive conversations and reach better (and often faster) outcomes.
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What do you want to celebrate? Please, not mistakes!

What do you want to celebrate? Please, not mistakes!

There may be some good arguments for celebrating mistakes, but the fact that they lead on occasion to good outcomes is not one of them. The occasional good dictator is not an argument against democracy, and doesn’t mean we should start celebrating military coups because now and again we’ll be blessed with another good dictator.
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Embracing Uncertainty

Embracing Uncertainty

Much of what happens in work, either day to day or over the length of your working life, is unpredictable. It is subject to emergence - what happens as it happens, in a space of uncertainty. There is little value in pretending you know what the result will be when you don’t. An improvisational attitude invites you to trade the illusion of control for the reality of influence.
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