- A quick quide to Appreciative Inquiry and some ways I have used it. Appreciative Inquiry Presentation [Ppt 785kb]
- Team building: An awayday for senior staff and managers at the Greater
Manchester Immigration Unit to consider changes necessary to adapt to
new funding requirements.
The way Judith structured the day led us through reflection on what we do now through to prioritising what we need to do next in order to address the challenges that presently face organisations like our own. Judith clearly understood the aims and ethos of our organisation and provided exactly the right amount of direction. We came out in a very positive mood, feeling that the time 'away' from service delivery had been used most constructively. The report from the away day is a document we have referred to often and the priorities we identified that day have informed much of our activity since.
Ursula Sharma, GMIAU Management Committee Member
I thought yesterday's discussion really took off and we built some genuine, useful consensus. I think your input is what provoked that...perhaps more than you were anticipating!
Mike Wild, Director, Manchester Alliance for Community Care and member of Manchester LINKs Transitional Board
- For example, she evaluated the multi-agency partnership supporting anti-bullying
work in Manchester schools.
I have worked with Judith for nearly 20 years in a range of health related education projects. I like the value that Judith places on collaboration and partnership in the way she works and we have a relaxed but constructive working relationship. Her work is thorough, thought provoking and her reports are clearly written. She also helped a steering group set up Voluntary Youth Manchester.
Jill Tordoff, co-chair of the Manchester Anti-bullying Policy and Practice Network and Consultant - Social Inclusion in the Diversity and Inclusion Team, Manchester Education Partnership
One of the things Judith helped us to understand and respect was our different styles of work; that it is important to have task and process led people working together. As a result there is more trust between Steering Group members and we have become more dynamic. She can facilitate organisational development, capacity building and support voluntary and statutory groups managing change.
Lilian Pons, Centre Manager at the Water Adventure Centre and Member of Voluntary Youth Manchester.
- Salford Women's Centre staff who participated in a review of management
Judith had a warm and open approach to the work she did with us and we learnt a lot from her. We would gladly use her for future organisational development work.
Judith introduced Appreciative Inquiry as part of a Scrutiny review to address health inequalities. Local people who took part, alongside Board members, councillors and senior officers enjoyed the positive focus and energy it created. As a result the approach has been embedded in health scrutiny and rolled out in the health inequalities strategy. Judith works with enthusiasm and energy and takes people with her; she is innately good at change management. I consider her to be an inspirational leader.
Jane Pilkington, Former Associate Director of Public Health at Stockport Primary Care Trust