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PSA Training and Development have been supporting managers and leaders to develop their organisations and communities since 1989.

Working in the public, private and third sector, we have had the privilege of working with hundreds of clients, including Virgin, Total, EDF Energy, RNIB, Mirus, Welsh Assembly Government and the Scottish Enterprise Network.

An understanding that we live in a hyper connected world and that neural networks are analogous to social networks. Brain activity is made possible through connecting neurons, while social activity is made possible through connecting individuals, and both are stimulated by new ideas and perspectives.

We provide coaching, facilitation and development to leaders, teams, directors and boards. Getting the right conversation into the room unlocks potential: for leaders to develop and grow and for teams and organisations to do amazing things.

By facilitating and creating connections. Whether it’s neurons connecting as an individual learns; individuals connecting in a team for higher performance; teams connecting across organisational silos; or helping people connect in communities.

OUR APPROACH
UNDERSTANDING NETWORKS We use social/organisational network analysis and community asset mapping to uncover value: identifying and then connecting individuals, teams, groups and institutions in order to facilitate the exchange of resources, skills and knowledge, between those who have and those who need. In the absence of such understanding individual, group and organisational effort can be needlessly duplicated, squandered or under-utilised. In short, network analysis allows organisations to target their finite resources to where the impact will be greatest and unlock the conundrum of doing more with less.
BUILDING LEADERSHIP BEYOND AUTHORITY None of this will happen without leadership. Left to their own devices networks develop naturally through human inclinations to associate with people who are near us or like us. While such bonds often contribute to a group’s strength, they can also inhibit communication between groups. Direction, however gentle or subtle is always required. Formal, positional leadership will remain important, but in a networked world leaders will increasingly be asked to lead without positional authority, across internal and external organisational boundaries, and in communities.
OUR BLOG

31 Oct

To team, or not to team, that is the question…

We are social animals. We have hunted and gathered in teams for most of our history. Beside the benefits of sharing the burden of survival and gaining insight, learning and knowledge, we also seek out teams for affection, affiliation, acknowledgement and personal self-worth. Even today, banishment or shunning is an important form of punishment in [...]

27 Sep

Lessons from the Valley of Death

Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. ‘Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns!’ he said; Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. The 25th of October will be the 164th anniversary of one of the most famous (infamous?) [...]

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