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Self-Directed Project Groups Autumn 2018 Event

Monday 15 October 2018 @ 10:30am - 3:00pm

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This is a members only free event

Do you enjoy researching new subjects?

Do you want to learn from other organisations?

Do you want to work on a stimulating project with other BQF members?

Self-directed project groups provide the opportunity for BQF Members to explore a subject in depth with like-minded peers. They promote personal development and networking. They also develop new ideas and materials which are made available to all BQF members. There is no charge to participate in a project group although you may be asked to contribute towards refreshment costs depending on the location of group meetings.

Who can take part?

Self-directed project groups are open to individuals from BQF Member organisations. Non-members may be invited to participate too at the request of a Member. There is no limit on how many people can be involved but each project group will have between 3 and 10 people. The recommended size of a group is 4-8 people. Each group will nominate a co-ordinator to keep the group on track with its research. Anyone who joins a project group needs to commit to participate fully to the group’s activities.

What does a Project Group do?

The group will choose a topic that the group members would like to explore. They will scope out their project with the help of the BQF Director of Training and will then carry out research or develop new ideas. Each project group is expected to share its learning with other BQF Members through a workshop, presentation, event, report or booklet. The group will then disband.

If you would like to learn about the work of the current groups or be part of the next round of project groups, come along to the Autumn 2018 event or register your interest with Gail Tutcher, BQF Director of Training & Services, at [email protected].

Event Programme

10:30 Refreshments and registration
11:00 Welcome & Introduction to Self-Directed Project Groups
11:20 Presentations from current project groups:

  • Helping Leaders respond to VUCA (Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments)
  • Transforming Internal Meeting Culture
12:00 Review of project groups process
12:30 Networking lunch

Generating ideas for topics

Selecting topics and forming groups

Working in groups to scope projects

14:45 Next steps and future dates
15:00 Close






Monday 15 October 2018
10:30am - 3:00pm
This event is free for all BQF members
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Gail Tutcher
Presenter Note

Gail Tutcher has been in consultancy for nearly 30 years and has extensive experience of helping major public and private sector organisations within the UK, and elsewhere in the world, to change their culture and to improve performance. In particular, she supports clients who want to align their people, processes and performance measures with their strategic goals. She has worked with the EFQM Excellence Model for the last 25 years and has been a Senior Assessor for EFQM. She is the BQF Director with responsibility for training and consulting services.


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