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      Event facilitators

      & project consultants

    • Enjoyable, productive events that meet the needs of clients and participants.

      We design and facilitate them.

      Real conversation in a facilitated meeting

      Meetings…

      for strategy, planning or implementation that get the best from everybody.

      Small group discussion in a conference workshop

      Conferences…

      seminars and workshops, that are talked about for the right reasons.

      Community members feedback in a community consultation

      Consultations…

      community and stakeholder engagement where you learn and everyone is heard.

      Walking meeting in nature

      Walks & more…

      we take events outside: away days, walkshops, netwalking and wellbeing walks.

      Training…

      anyone can be an effective facilitator with our in-house and open facilitation training.

    • Engaging and effective projects for change.

      We specialise in projects with environmental and social themes, including sustainability, climate change, local energy, local economies and community development.

      Strategy

      Create strategies to achieve your and your organisation or community's goals.

      Development

      Turn ideas into workable projects that meet funders' and stakeholders' objectives.

      Implementation

      Bring plans to life with mentoring or interim project management and delivery.

    • Perth & Kinross Council

      A district heating conference for property developers, regulators and other stakeholders to inform the council’s strategic planning process.

      "I highly recommend Osbert for planning and facilitating interactive workshops. Feedback was very positive, with all participants finding the workshop engaging and informative."

      Graham Esson | Team Leader | Sustainability, Policy & Research | Perth & Kinross Council

      University of Edinburgh, Forest Research & NERC

      A stakeholder conference to assess biodiversity and ecosystem services impacts of woodland expansion scenarios.

      "An excellent session. It helped build strong foundations for our strategic planning and team building. You pitched the format and tone just right, and brought a lovely encouraging style."

      Ruth Wolstenholme | Managing Director | Sniffer

      Centre for Global EcoInnovation

      Lead facilitator of two day conference of 80 PhD students, supervisors and SMEs.

      Local Energy Scotland

      A consultation workshop on draft Scottish Government guidance on community benefit from offshore renewables, with industry, government and community.

      "Osbert brings intellectual capital, emotional intelligence and elbow grease. He is able coordinate diverse participants with differing views into coherent teams with shared goals."

      Jake Broadhurst | Head of Global Projects | The University of Edinburgh

      Universitas 21

      A two day international workshop on global food security with 60 academics and partners from across the world to develop an action plan for collaboration.

      "I recommend Osbert for his knowledge and experience, ability to deliver well-structured and successful workshops, and also for the integrity in how he goes about his work."

      Dave Gorman | Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability Department | Univeristy of Edinburgh

      Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

      A workshop to engage industry, academics and agencies in a funding bid for a knowledge exchange programme on heat recovery from inland waters.

      "Osbert was constantly engaged with the work; his dedication, knowledge and understanding of the dynamic agenda was demonstrated through the exceptional report he produced."

      Sarah Hayward | Project Manager | Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges

      Sniffer

      A workshop with all staff and board members to initiate the development of three year strategic plan.

      University of Edinburgh

      A series of workshops to gather views, engage staff and inform strategy as part of developing and reviewing the university’s social responsibility and sustainability strategy.

      NHS Education for Scotland

      Wellbeing walk at the launch conference of Active and Independent Living Improvement Programme.

      "Osbert Lancaster did a wonderful job of facilitating the day, and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere allowed everyone to have their ideas heard."

      Vanessa Burton | Ecosystem Services Community Scotland

      EScom

      Lead facilitator of the annual conference for the Ecosystem Services Community Scotland.

      National Tree Collections of Scotland

      Indoor and outdoor networking event to share knowledge and build stronger connections between members.

      "Osbert was brilliant at understanding very quickly what we needed. He was inspiring, but also forensic in his knowledge. The final piece of work – and its impact – exceeded expectations."

      Louise Macdonald | Chief Executive | Young Scot

      PepsiCo

      A day long hill walk for a work team to explore wellbeing and resilience through experiences of nature.

      "Osbert’s support and advice were absolutely invaluable. I would not have progressed anywhere near as far as I have without his insight and gentle guidance."

      Kerry Riddell | Development Manager, Biodiversity & Communities | The Conservation Volunteers

    • Osbert Lancaster, facilitator, Edinburgh

      Osbert Lancaster

      Director

      Osbert is a facilitator and a specialist in behaviour change. He draws on over 20 years of working with inspiring thinkers and innovators in government agencies, community groups, businesses, universities and NGOs.

      Pam Candea, facilitator, Paisley

      Pamela Candea

      Facilitator

      Pamela is a consultant and facilitator with ten years experience of working with community, public sector, and commercial organisations. This follows a long career in IT and change management in the corporate sector.

    • Osbert Lancaster | osbert@clarityandco.net | 07981 528 991

      Based in Edinburgh & Paisley, we work in Scotland, the rest of the UK and Europe.

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    Your contract is with Osbert Lancaster, trading as Clarity & Co (hereinafter referred to as “C&C” or “we”), of 9 Sandford Gardens, Edinburgh EH15 1LP. All facilitation training services that you purchase from C&C are organised and sold subject to the following conditions:
    
    General:
    
    Bookings must be paid in full before the course begins; this will usually be on receipt of an invoice after completing the booking process on our website. Once payment has been received by C&C, a booking confirmation will be sent, followed by full course information in the week prior to your course. All courses except private, in-house training have a minimum number of clients required to run. If this minimum number is not reached 7 days before the course start date, you will be notified by C&C and offered an alternative date or a full refund.
    
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