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Our consultancy

 

On this page we answer the question, what is Consultancy? We also explain why we think it’s important and our approach.

You can also find out more about our In-house Training and view related news.

 

 

WHAT 'CONSULTANCY' means to us:

 

We honour the relationships we have and enjoy the interactions we are part of.  The majority of our consulting work arises from clients who then recommend us to others.

With our attentive contracting and customised delivery, you can expect:

  • Challenge, support and space to take stock and change

People involved in the consultancy are likely to experience:

  • Breakthroughs; insights; surprises; validation of experience and new conversations

You are likely to gain:

  • Renewed dedication; deeper connection with colleagues; increased ambition and energy for learning and a clear sense of collectively agreed action

Typically, your organisation and IMA International have cultivated a relationship of mutual trust which allows for this style of consultation.  For example, we are often approached for consultation once clients have got to know us through being part of a learning and training programme, group facilitation or retreat event.  

 

Working systemically, we offer:

  • accompaniment-style consulting
  • strategic thinking and planning
  • developing theories of change
  • participatory facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes
  • training of facilitators and trainers
  • capacity building
  • organisational assessment
  • designing M&E and organisational learning systems
  • evaluating development programmes
  • facilitating action learning
  • designing and reviewing education/training programmes

 

 

WHY WE THINK IT’S IMPORTANT:

 

 

We see good things with the way we consult with individuals and groups. Our clients are keen to look at fundamentals; at purpose and identity; at international trends; at the call for meaningful response and at supporting those who work with uncertainty and transformation.

Consultancy is an opportunity to experience break-throughs, insights, validation of experience and new conversations. You gain more energy for learning, increase ambition and hold a clearer sense of purpose.

 

 

 

OUR APPROACH:

 

We offer consultation services for groups of decision-makers and implementers, international development practitioners, working in function or project teams – in complex organisations of social change.

We bring a principle of co-creation to the work we undertake. We honour the organisational relationships we have - the majority of our work arises from clients who experience the value of working in this way and recommend us to others.  We ensure that we create the conditions where we and our clients deal with challenge, benefit from support and space to take stock and expand for greater understanding and results.

We draw on experience and current thinking in the relevant disciplines to facilitate collective processes and provide stimulating, fitting input.  We will ensure that all processes reflect and are grounded your organisational identity and direction.

 

 

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  • WHO: UNIDO and Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
  • WHAT: Consultancy
  • WHERE: Port Sudan
  • WHEN: April 2019

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  • WHO: SMC
  • WHAT: Leadership and Change Management workshop
  • HOW: One day training
  • WHERE: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • WHEN: April 2019

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  • WHAT: Tailor-made training
  • HOW: One week training
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  • WHEN: April 2019

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Tags: Ruth Jolly, Silvia Capezzuoli, KMbForum, Workshop, Knowledge Management

Website: http://knowledgemobilisation.net/uk-knowledge-mobilisation-forum-2019/

  • WHY: To learn, share, network and create new stories in a convivial way
  • WHAT: KMbForum
  • HOW: Workshop
  • WHERE: Newcastle
  • WHEN: April 2019

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  • WHAT: Workshop
  • HOW: 3 day workshop
  • WHERE: Chisinau, Moldova
  • WHEN: 9-11 April 2019

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Tags: FAO, Fisheries, EAFM, Consultancy, Multi-Stakeholder

Website: http://www.bunda.luanar.mw/luanar/ https://www.mzuni.ac.mw/

  • WHY: To address the diversity of inland fisheries, the standard EAFM marine-focused course needed to be strategically adapted and piloted
  • WHO: FAO FiRM project
  • WHAT: EAFm multi-stakeholder workshop/Consultancy
  • WHERE: Mangochi, Malawi
  • WHEN: March 2019

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  • WHO: Botswana National Productivity Centre
  • WHAT: 5-day M&E for Results training and 3-day associated Training of Trainers
  • HOW: build M&E capacity for a cross section of 25 staff, and develop a cadre of consultants and researchers to support M&E practice in-house as well as in client-facing work
  • WHERE: Gaborone, Botswana
  • WHEN: February 2019

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Tags: FAO, Consultancy, Nutrition

Website: http://www.fao.org/bangladesh/en/

“Who eats what food in the family?” This was a question posed to a group of high school students at a nutrition club meeting today in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. In this ‘Food Plate’ game, groups of students selected the food images that their grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters had eaten at their last evening meal. The differences were discussed keenly with the group. This group of 35 students have been meeting for a year and enjoy inspiring each other as well as their families with nutritious and safe ways of preparing food.  All of this was observed by Leigh Dowsett and Chris...
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  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: 15 day training
  • WHERE: Brighton
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  • WHAT: KM training
  • HOW: 5-day workshop
  • WHERE: Brussels/Belgium
  • WHEN: December 2018

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