Leadership Development & Personality Profiling

In 2015 circleindigo were trained in and are qualified to deliver and use a personality profiling tool called Lumina Spark, developed and marketed by Lumina Learning (www.luminalearning.com). Lumina Spark is the next generation of professional development tools supporting individuals, teams and organisations to work more effectively and improve communication and we have been using it […]

An A-Z of Building Resilience

Having started 2016 with a series of tweets tracking an A-Z of Resilience here are all 26 tweets in one article. The original daily tweets on building Resilience were based on our research with the University of Westminster, London, Business Psychology MSc programme, where Gary Austin is a visiting lecturer. The A-Z A = Adaptability. […]

8th September, 2016

Facilitating With Technology

At circleindigo we are always on the watch out for new technology that we can use to support what we do. One way we do this is by using technology to produce simple graphics in our workshop design, on flip charts, in workbooks and on our website. So what Technology have we found? One app […]

20th June, 2016
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Facilitation – Process Versus Content

In a recent blog we explored roles and facilitation contexts and often along with questions about this we also get asked about managing the dichotomy of having to deal with and manage both the workshop/meeting process versus content. Let us quickly review what we mean by each? Content – The ‘what’ being discussed. Topics/themes etc. […]

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The Role of the Facilitator – Facilitation Contexts

When circleindigo run facilitation skills training programmes we often get asked about different facilitation contexts and whether it’s possible for people in other roles to act as the Facilitator. Whilst we could explore what a Facilitator actually does and does not do, a good start is ‘in what context’? At circleindigo we mostly operate out […]

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Core Facilitation Skills

In the first of a short series of blogs on core facilitation skills we thought we would focus on four essential skills. We will address each separately and cover other topics such as process design, tools, techniques and managing groups and individuals in subsequent blogs, but for now let’s focus on the fundamentals. Questioning; the […]

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Innovation & Learning – circleindigo & knowledgebrief

circleindigo are currently supporting an Innovation Research Programme of content led, knowledge sessions for senior executives and professionals in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Corporate Governance and ethics and Human Resources. These monthly sessions share the latest hot topics, events, business trends, ideas, innovations and research based on a monthly ‘Scan’ publication produced by the […]

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Keep taking the tablets – apps

We at circleindigo have recently invested in the time and effort to review, refresh and redesign our website which had not really been looked at with fresh and kind eyes for more years than we care to mention or admit to! With the excellent support and work of SalesRemedy (salesremedy.co.uk) and Bright Cherry (brightcherry.co.uk) we […]

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Research in to resilience begins

For more than three years circleindigo have had an ongoing relationship with the Business Psychology Centre at the University of Westminster, this is one of the country’s leading academic bodies for Business Psychology programmes and is home to Stephen Benton, the UK’s only Professor of Business Psychology. This relationship has seen circleindigo as part of […]

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IAF Europe Conference: Paradoxes in facilitation

Gary is currently the IAF Europe (acting) Conferences and Professional Development Lead and in a few weeks time he will be participating in the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Europe conference 2010, 15th – 17th October, being held this year in Helsinki, Finland with the theme of ‘Paradoxes in Facilitation’; where we will explore paradoxes, […]

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Building resilience event

Based on the research ‘Being Resilient’, carried out with the University of Westminster, Business Psychology Centre (BPC) Business Psychology MSc programme we recently ran a public ‘Building Resilience’ event called ‘Resilience – Push Pause: Time to Connect, Learn, Think & Adapt’ at our friends space, headrooms (www.headroomsip.com). With 20 participants from cross-sector and cross-industry organisations […]

30th September, 2011
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Team Development – More than just sheep!

Ever open to exploring different ways unlocking new learning and insights we recently had the pleasure of facilitating an afternoon’s (2+ hours) team development activity with 1 corporate client, 2 groups of 12 people, 20 sheep, 2 shepherds and no sheep dogs! We split the people into 2 groups and each had a shepherd and […]

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Participation – Engaging Parents

Recently Sarah was asked to design and deliver a workshop for parents in a South East London borough. The parents all have children attending schools in a particular part of the borough and form what is called a school cluster group. The Local Authority Extended Services team were keen to engage with parents in relation […]

29th May, 2010

Private, public, third sector clients

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

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We work with profit and non-profit organisations, cross-sector and cross-industry with executive and leadership teams, staff at all levels, customers, suppliers and prospective partners.

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