CONSULTANCY

Effective Writing for academia and for publication

I am able to facilitate group or individual mentoring sessions on this subject. Please see here for more details

Talks and Presentations

I am able to deliver engaging and informative presentations in either the educational or commercial sectors. These presentations are delivered with a unique and provocative approach to teaching and learning. 

Written Commissions

Writing is one of my passions in life. I am available to consult on your own bodies of work or to be commissioned to write content for you.

Effective Writing for academia and for publication

Workshop 1: Writing a dissertation or article for Academia

This module is a flexible approach to writing for effective academic purposes or publication. It covers essays, dissertations, articles, briefing papers or books.  The aim is to provide a framework within which to produce your content, best working practices, a holistic overview of processes and how to avoid common pitfalls. This workshop is delivered as a half day overview of the main points or it can be attended as a residential multi day course to develop your individual writing skills with a specific project in mind.

 Course content half day:

  • How to create a perfect writing environment
  • Choosing the right tools EG Scrivener, Google Docs, Microsoft Word.
  • Developing an appropriate language style
  • Maintaining focus and clarity of purpose
  • Effective research and literature searching
  • Guarding against the pitfalls of inadvertent Plagiarism
  • Guarding against Predatory journals and conferences

 Residential Course: (UK or Spain) 3 days of group tutorials followed by 4 self directed creative sessions.

 This course includes expanded modules of the above points and one to one mentoring of the creation and implementation of your individual work. I will work with you to build a structured plan and framework for your specific Dissertation or article.

 For more details contact me HERE

Workshop 2: Leadership and Management.

This module is a flexible approach to help you to develop critical thinking about Leadership and Management and to reflect on the development of your personal skills in these areas. The focus here is on understanding what we may mean by these two words within a critical, and criticised, context.

This is also not a technical ‘training’ course . It does not provide a ‘how to guide’ to use in everyday practice. There are technical managerial tasks that nurses are required to use and apply – budgeting, staff allocation, auditing, running meetings, staff appraisals, evaluating new IT and technology for use in practice – but many of these come with an organisation’s ‘training manual’, or a procedure book or a set of ‘how to’ policies. However, these reduce management to a set of pre-determined technical tasks which although very necessary can easily be learned via a set of behavioural techniques and training sessions.

What follows is an attempt at some critical analysis of the exercise of leadership and the application of managerial techniques in an attempt to encourage critical reflexivity and critical analysis. The hope is that this leads to the offering of solutions (by you) to the problem of delivering high quality services in settings that sometimes makes this a challenge.

Key content:

  1. Five key areas for developing leadership.
  2. What is ‘Leadership’?
  3. Leadership in the public sector.
  4. Transformational Leadership and ‘Self Efficacy’
  5. Trust as a core aspect of leadership.
  6. Leadership Development and Organisational Change.
  7. Developing self: Critical Reflexivity.
  8. Gender issues.
  9. Continuous Quality Improvement – the PDSA model and ‘Error Wisdom’.
  10. Quality and Soft Metrics. Are we doing the right things?
  11. Leadership as positive deviance, our ethical responsibilities in a globalised world.

For more details contact me HERE

Talks and Presentations

I am able to deliver engaging and informative presentations in either the educational or commercial sectors. These presentations are delivered with a unique and provocative approach to teaching and learning. They are designed to develop critical enquiry into the links between sustainability, society and health. They also challenge the individual’s thinking, values, beliefs and assumptions. (critical reflexivity). Find out what subjects I am currently presenting:

Presentation themes:

 

  • Sociology of Health and Illness: Understanding our personal responsibilities for health within the politics of health care.
  • Sustainability and Health: Making the links between personal behaviours, values and our environmental responsibilities.
  • Leadership and Management: Critically examining leadership in complex organisations.
  • Decision Making: How and why do we decide to do what we do?

For more details contact me HERE

Written Commissions

Writing is one of my passions in life. I am available to consult on your own bodies of work or to be commissioned to write content for you. This may be in the form of a regular blog, a one of project, publication or article, or even to co-author with you. This is a very wide area to cover. Why not drop me a line with details of your project and I will be happy to feedback with my thoughts. Send me your project HERE