Megan Evans

Position: Megan Evans Consultancy

Overview

I am an experienced independent consultant, facilitator and trainer. I work both independently and with a range of specialist associates in a range of practical and innovative ways.

My main areas of focus are:

  • Facilitation – workshops, team away days, conferences, meetings, service user consultation
  • Training – facilitation skills, training the trainer, participation techniques, Liberating Structures etc.
  • Organisational support, project and change management
  • Feasibility studies, charity closure and charity merger
  • Small charity governance support and reviews
  • Mentoring

I have worked for 30 years with numerous third sector and public organisations helping them to develop their skills and knowledge to meet new challenges. My work has helped charities improve their organisational performance, delivery and so aiding the development of vibrant communities. I am able to look at situations with clarity and in a fair and impartial way and believe I can get to the heart of the strategic and development needs of the client so that I can help move both individuals and organisations forward. Using solutions focused and consensus building approaches, my style helps to bring people together, using their strengths to get the task done.


Clients

Age Cymru Ceredigion, Age Cymru Sir Gar, Amman Valley Women’s Aid, Atal y Fro, BBC, Bangor Women’s Aid, Bridgend Women’s Aid, Caerphilly Council, Cardiff City Council, Cardiff Community Housing Association, Cardiff and Vale Communities First, Cardiff and Vale Mental Health Project, Care and Repair Cardiff, Community Resolve, Development Trust Wales, Groundwork Wales, Gwella, Heritage Lottery Fund, ICA-UK, Interlink CVS James Tudor Foundation, Learning Disability Wales, Newport County Council, Plaid Cymru, Play Radnor, Radnorshire Women’s Aid, SCIPS, SHINE Cymru, STAR cluster Cardiff, Southend-On-Sea Domestic Abuse Projects, The Green House Bristol, VIVA! Wales, VOSCUR, WCVA, Wales Neurological Alliance, Welsh Women’s’ Aid, Women Making a Difference


Qualifications

Post Graduate Certification in Education
Post Graduate Certificate in Management
PRINCE 2
ILM Award in Coaching
ILM Leadership and Management
BSc Hons degree


Experience

I have worked for 30 years with third sector and public organisations of all sizes to support and develop their skills and knowledge in order to meet new challenges. I am passionate about helping organisations succeed in becoming efficient and sustainable to make a real difference to their clients and communities. My commitment comes from my years as a grassroots community worker with a range of diverse communities as well as working strategically with umbrella organisations across Wales and beyond.

Consultancy experience includes:

  • Project management of several mergers including Women’s Aid organisations and Age Cymru charities.
  • Options appraisals and feasibility studies exploring partnership working and possible merger – Age Cymru, Viva Wales! SOSDAP
  • Organisational support during times of change – Atal y Fro, Wales Neurological Alliance, WMAD
  • Governance review and support – SCIPS

Facilitation including:

  • Community engagement workshops – BBC, Star Cluster
  • Community consultations - Cardiff City Council, Newport City Council
  • Team building and awaydays – Cardiff City Council, Care and Repair Cardiff
  • Open Space Technology – Groundwork Wales, Cardiff Communities First
  • Strategic Planning – Gwella, James Tudor Foundation, The Green House.
  • Training includes:
  • Group Facilitation Methods – ICA:UK
  • Facilitation Skills – Caerphilly County Council
  • Mentoring Skills – CCHA, DTA
  • Liberating Structures – Woodcraft Folk
  • Training the Trainer – WCVA, Interlink CVC, Plaid Cymru, Shine Cymru
  • Effective meetings – Welsh Women’s Aid
  • Merger planning – Age Cymru Ceredigion, Age Cymru Sir Gar