consulting

 

client | project

Sheffield Culture Collective

strategy & action plan

the ask

support newly-formed cross-sector board to develop a strategy and action plan to enable culture to drive placemaking, positive social change and inclusive growth by optimising public-private investment in Sheffield

glu solution

designed graphically-facilitated collaborative process and adapted to fast-changing context.

conducted 11 interviews, researched comparators and case for culture, led four online development workshops, and drafted strategy and plan.

feedback

“Sabina has expertly guided us through a thoughtful collaborative process and made a very valuable and important contribution to culture in Sheffield and to our collective leadership.”


Martin McKervey

Vice Chair, Sheffield Culture Collective

client | project

Newcastle University – Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books

partnership review

&

future planning

the ask

explore partnership models and University investment options to maximise the potential of the Newcastle University – Seven Stories Vital North Partnership

glu solution

identified and assessed six partnership models, conducted 30 stakeholders interviews and two workshops, researched five comparators and modelled three investment scenarios

feedback

“I am impressed with the thoroughness and the way how2glu has managed to capture the nature of the relationship as it stands, the conundrums it faces and to see ways through.”


Professor Kim Reynolds

Vital North Partnership Steering Group

training

 

client | project

Northern Ireland and
North East [NINE] DTP

'how to develop Plan B' training

the ask

develop online training to assist NINE postgraduate researchers to develop alternative plans in response to unplanned changes resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic

glu solution

15 workshops delivered to 100 researchers – glucard™ tools and approaches to help reappraise goals, create alternative plans and develop transferable skills.

"Great to change the way I think about my PhD."

workshop participant

feedback

“We have been hugely impressed...  our students have been given new skills and new confidence... [it] has been a ray of light and has given students a new impetus to think creatively about their research plans.”

Professor Deborah Riby, Lead Director of NINE DTP

client | project

Northern Bridge DTP & Northumbria-Sunderland DTC

post-doc partnership working programme

the ask

develop training for Creative Economy Engagement Fellows jointly hosted by
university and industry, to develop their approach to partnership working

glu solution

developed group training to support peer learning and 1-2-1 coaching programme helping fellows develop skills and strategies to overcome personal challenges and grow confidence.

"The gems… [are] potentially life changing."

programme participant

feedback

“We were absolutely delighted with the innovative, professional and collegiate
training and coaching Sabina has provided, and it is an incredibly effective,
value for money model.”

Dr Annie Tindley, Consortium Director for Northern Bridge Consortium DTP

client | project

Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities

internships & artists-in-residence training

the ask

develop induction training for work placement PhD students to equip them with skills and insights to maximise the potential benefits of their experience

glu solution

developed participatory workshop for students using a glucard™ scenario planning model, empowering participants to develop their skills and behaviours whether or not their actual experience meets their expectations

feedback

“Working with how2glu, we can be assured that our programmes are informed by expert advice drawn from Sabina’s broad experience and detailed knowledge of the academic landscape.”


Professor Dee Heddon

Director, Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities