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Services.

Here you can find out more about my areas of expertise and the sorts of services I offer.

Organisational Development

 

Organisational Development is essential part of forward planning; helping to align strategy, people and working practices so that you can achieve your aims. My work in this area includes:

 

  • Strategic planning, including stakeholder consultation, market research and strategy development

  • Developing organisational visions, values and aims

  • Facilitating organisations or teams to resolve difficulties and improve working relationships

  • Reviewing working practices to identify areas for improvement

  • Reviewing organisational structures so that roles and reporting lines meet meet business needs

Governance

 

Governance covers all aspects of your organisation’s overall direction, effectiveness and accountability. My work in this area includes:

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  • Governance reviews and advice on good practice

  • Trustee training

  • Board skills auditing and succession planning

  • Subject-specific projects such as risk management, improving accountability or board level fundraising

HR and volunteer management

 

Good HR and volunteer management practices are vital for getting the most out of your people – and for staff and volunteers get the most out of their work. My work in this area includes:

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  • Developing HR and volunteering strategies

  • Reviewing and creating employment and volunteering policies and practices

  • Employment advice and support, including recruitment and training, managing performance, employee engagement, succession planning, employment law, reward and recognition        

  • Managing projects on behalf of clients (e.g. recruitment campaigns, pay benchmarking)

Training and Development

 

Good training and development can be life – or at least job – changing.  My work in this area includes:

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  • Leadership development programmes, including the Management and Leadership Essentials programme which is approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management

  • Skills and subject based workshops (e.g. influencing, difficult conversations; managing volunteers)

  • Coaching and mentoring

  • Facilitated 360 degree feedback and Personal Development Planning for the workplace

  • Trustee and board training (e.g. Trustee roles and responsibilities, managing risk)

  • Leadership Development and Training strategy development

Research and evaluation

 

Research, evaluation and impact assessments are invaluable for all sorts of things, from making evidence-based decisions to creating cases for funding or identify ways of doing things better. My work in this area includes:

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  • Employee and volunteer engagement surveys

  • Skills audits

  • Programme and project evaluation at organisation, regional and national levels

  • Subject specific market research (e.g. pay benchmarking, volunteering trends)

  • Staff, volunteer and stakeholder consultation

Facilitation and training with the Museum Development North West Emerging Leaders Programme

Alchemy Consulting: Alex Lindley training

Research and reports

Alchemy Consulting: Alex Lindley reports and research

Multi-strand projects

 

I have a strong network of associates that I work with, so I can bring together a team to suit a range of projects, whatever the scope or size. For projects requiring multiple areas of expertise, or for multi-organisation projects, I work with associates with expertise in key areas of charitable and cultural activity, such as education,  heritage interpretation, change management, audience development and fundraising.