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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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  • WHY: To build practitioners’ self-awareness, confidence and skills in their service as accountable decision-makers.
  • WHO: IMA International
  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: 5 days workshop
  • WHERE: Bangkok
  • WHEN: November 2018

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  • WHY: To increase the transparency and openness of development resource flows.
  • WHO: International Aid Transparency Initiative
  • WHAT: Ten years since the International Aid Transparency Initiative set up.
  • HOW: By bringing together governments, multilateral institutions, private sector and civil society organisations.

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  • WHY: To champion improvements in the country’s shrimp fisheries management
  • WHO: FAO Brazil
  • WHAT: Consultancy
  • HOW: 5 days of training
  • WHERE: Brazil
  • WHEN: 26 - 30 November 2018

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  • WHY: To enable those responsible for project or programme-level M&E benefit from the latest M&E thinking and practice, including results approaches.
  • WHO: 15 participants
  • WHAT: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • HOW: 5/10 days workshop
  • WHERE: Cape Town
  • WHEN: October 2018

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  • WHY: To support a step-wise guide for the implementation of international legal and policy instruments related to deep sea fisheries and biodiversity conservation in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
  • WHO: University of Strathclyde / FAO’s Legal Office / Fisheries Specialists
  • HOW: Consultancy/ Workshop
  • WHERE: Bangkok
  • WHEN: November 2018

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Value for Money training in London

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Tags: Value for Money, Training, NEF, London

Website: https://neweconomics.org

  • WHY: To introduce the in-depth exploration and practical applications of different tools including multi-criteria analysis and multi criteria decision-making, CBA, SROI and bottom line outcomes.
  • WHO: IMA International / New Economics Foundation
  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: 5 days workshop
  • WHERE: London
  • WHEN: 29 October 2018

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  • WHY: To look collectively at how the Caritas network in this region can share and use its rich knowledge. To explore knowledge management, better understand key concepts, share cases, challenges and to develop good practice
  • WHO: 17 representatives from Caritas organisations in Europe
  • WHAT: KM training
  • HOW: 2 days workshop
  • WHERE: Prague
  • WHEN: October 2018

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  • WHY: To foster a cohort of regional FARE trainers able to deliver the FARE course nationally and in the region.
  • WHO: Fisheries and Aquaculture Response to Emergency (FARE)
  • WHAT: Hands-on continuous mini-session practice
  • HOW: 3 days workshop
  • WHERE: Caribbean
  • WHEN: October 2018

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  • WHY: To bring the whole APEFE headquarters team together to learn about knowledge management.
  • WHO: APEFE
  • WHAT: KM training
  • HOW: 5 days workshop
  • WHERE: Brussels/Belgium
  • WHEN: October 2018

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  • WHY: To explore how to implement IMA´s Theory of Change approach and tool in the GP planning and M&E System.
  • WHO: Greenpeace
  • WHAT: Theory of Change training
  • HOW: 2 days workshop
  • WHERE: Spain
  • WHEN: June 2018

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  • WHY: To develop further a training workshop content to ensure improved legal management of fisheries and the environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction
  • WHO: Chris Grose (IMA) with FAO Rome (legal and fisheries) and Strathclyde University staff
  • WHAT: Writeshop on Deep Sea Fisheries Law in Practice
  • HOW: Writeshop facilitated by IMA over a two day period producing a written document and plan of action
  • WHERE: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
  • WHEN: 21 - 22 June, 2018

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A Results Based Management and Training of Trainers workshop in Lesotho

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Tags: Consultancy, Results-Based Management, Training

Website: http://www.gov.ls/gov_webportal/ministries/development%20planning/dev_planning.html

  • WHAT: Lesotho Data for Sustainable Development Project
  • WHERE: Lesotho
  • WHEN: October 2017

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