Group Facilitation

Our Approach

IBP's senior team has extensive experience of facilitating group activity, ranging from small-scale consumer focus groups to partner training events and large-scale public meetings with hundreds of attendees. We believe that successful events require the following:

  • Clear objectives
  • Top quality event management
  • Excellent planning
  • Facilitation that involves participants and puts them at their ease.

Some of the examples given below, along with feedback from clients and group participants, demonstrate our capability to deliver these benefits.

Staff and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Staff focus groups and stakeholder event for NHS 24
  • "World Cafes" for East Dunbartonshire Council to help inform the development of its corporate plan.
  • Staff focus groups for a national Housing Association
  • "The Big Event", a large-scale stakeholder event for organisations involved in delivering community planning in South East Glasgow.

Training and Development

  • Facilitation of Team Awaydays for organisations as diverse as government departments, student unions and Community Planning Partnerships.
  • Delivery of "Sustainable Communities" workshop for regeneration practitioners throughout England
  • Delivery of learning programmes on Outcome Based Planning for Community Reference Group members in Glasgow.
  • Facilitation of innovation workshops for Scottish Enterprise

Public Consultations

  • Various focus groups as part of surveys for social landlords.
  • Community focus groups regarding an International Entertainment Resort for Dunbartonshire
  • Focus groups on Business Gateway service provision with a range of new start and established businesses.
  • Facilitation of public meetings on cashless catering in East Dunbartonshire schools.

The above is, of course, only a small section of the group facilitation assignments that we have undertaken and we are always happy to discuss your specific requirements, without obligation.