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Training package for Inspectors and Care Providers

During late 2018 Roger teamed up with Vicky Allen to produce a training package for Inspectors and Care providers on behalf of Social Care Wales and Care Inspectorate Wales. This focused on ‘How the Statement of Purpose supports the delivery of a good quality service’. The Statement of Purpose is not a new document, but

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Palliative Care review for ABMU Health Board

Roger completed a review of ABMU Health Board’s Specialist Palliative Care Service over a 4 month period, ending in March 2018. This was an exciting and meaningful piece of work which involved engaging the staff within the service and external stakeholders in an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process. AI was explicitly requested as a methodology for

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CIPD promotes AI to support staff development

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An Xmas message and personal aspiration…

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centred. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere

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2017 Appreciative Inquiry Champions course

In October we had another successful 3-day AI Champions course in North Wales with participants from the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. A total of 8 people attended and all received their ILM certificate at the end. This is the third year this successful course has been running with growing interest in AI from across

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Moving to an educational inspection system that fosters trust, growth and the use of Appreciative Inquiry

A recent article by Prof Frank Coffield claims ‘Ofsted’s methods are invalid, unreliable and unjust’. He goes on to say that ‘Inspection has a legitimate and necessary role in education. My aim is to move it from a concentration on summative assessment (judging the measurable outputs of education such as test results) towards a balance of both

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