A third sector charity providing support for children and young people

circleindigo delivered both core and high-performance facilitation skills training in-house to several cohorts of staff from the charity.

Business need

  • Staff better enabled to develop and run facilitated meetings, workshops and events
  • Increased confidence in facilitating groups and individuals Greater awareness of how facilitation can increase group effectiveness
  • Developed an understanding of different facilitation tools, techniques and processes
  • Increased levels of engagement, participation and inclusion
  • Improved communication and team development skills
  • Enhanced leadership skills and competence
  • Reduction of spend on external Facilitators
  • More focused use of externals to coach/lead internal Facilitator team for multi-stakeholder events

What circleindigo did

  • Consultation with the charities HR, Learning & Development and Organisational Change leadership teams
  • Designed and delivered highly participative and interactive two day facilitation skills training programmes at both a core and high performance skills level
  • Designed the training around the globally recognised International Association of Facilitators (IAF) core competency framework for Facilitators
  • Designed supporting workbooks for the two programmes
  • Drew on the knowledge of both the training Facilitators and the participants experience of both good and bad meetings and workshops
  • Enabled a safe environment for staff to practise their facilitation skills and competence
  • Provided constructive feedback for extending knowledge and skills
  • Provided on-going support to enable a number of charity staff to gain IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) status/certification


  • 30 plus charity staff trained in both core and high-performance facilitation skills
  • 8 staff successful in achieving Certified Professional Facilitator status/certification
  • Staff able to provide facilitation support to meeting and workshop requests throughout the charity/organisation
  • In year one the internal team saved the charity approximately £80,000.00 in external Facilitator fees

Client feedback

Our internal Facilitators are now able to provide facilitated workshops to staff throughout the organisation. The types of activity which this group has helped with so far includes team building, conflict resolution, business development sessions, lessons learned workshops and much, much more!

We continue to maintain regular contact with circleindigo, seeing this as a relationship that will continue for the foreseeable future

Organisational Change, Children’s Charity


Private, public, third sector clients

  • Action For Children
  • RBS
  • Allergan
  • Johnson Service Group PLC
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA
  • IMS
  • Novartis
  • Diageo
  • Bruel & Kjaer
  • The Royal British Legion
  • Police Strategy Unit (PSU)
  • Hockerill College
  • Barclays
  • KnowledgeBrief
  • Vodafone
  • Pace
  • WiPM (Women in Project Management)
  • ACAS
  • Stakeholder Forum For a Sustainable Future
  • English National Balle
  • Zero Waste Scotland
  • Cross Roads Care
  • Greenwich Local Authority Childrens Services
  • Brit Insurance
  • Cubic
  • European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
  • Elavon
  • Home Office
  • BP
  • Zurich
  • Eurojet
  • Upstage
  • Training and Development Agency (TDA)
  • Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
  • Severn Trent Services
  • Turkcell
  • Allianz
  • Citi
  • Shoreditch Trust
  • Catalyst
  • MBNA
  • Ministry of Defence (M.o.D)
  • The Prince’s Trust
  • Virgin Media
  • Spear
  • Business, Innovation & Skills UK Government Department
  • QBE
  • School-Home Support
  • British Gas
  • Diabetes UK
  • Independent Living Fund – Scotland
  • St. Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation & Peace
  • RSA
  • Fifteen Foundation
  • Learn Purple
  • Sareos
  • Health & Safety Executive
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Government Office for London
  • Training for Life
  • West Kent Arts Patnership
  • Participle
  • McDonalds
  • Change First
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • University of Leicester
  • BT
  • Scott Wilson
  • Institute of Education (IoE)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Walt Disney
  • jkr
  • Mental Health Research Network (MHRN)
  • BBC
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR)
  • Natwest
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA
  • The Talent Foundation
  • Ident Trust
  • Barclay Card
  • Clinical Research Network
  • University of Westminster
  • UCAS
  • Maritime Cluster
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Triodis Bank
  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau
  • MARS
  • Hyde Plus
  • Centrica
  • Harris HospisCare
  • NHS
  • Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation

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