'Pam is a very experienced Learning and Development professional, with a key understanding of behavioural and motivational tools. She has a proven track record of facilitation across groups at all levels and has been a leading contributor to our personal development strategy. People have confidence in Pam's advice and her commitment to all areas of staff development from on-line learning, trainer-led courses and the benefits of formal mentoring.' Jennie Calder-Smith, Head of Faculty Operations, Faculty of Physical Science and Engineering
The challenge – a newly formed team of very different individuals with different experiences who needed to start to pull together as a team – a real culture change for them.
The solution – bespoke teambuilding expertly provided by Pam Morgan.
Pam approached this challenge in a way that recognised that not everyone loves training. Some of the team were thoroughly cynical, some “far too busy” to be there and there was even the “totally hostile” among them. Pam’s honest and open approach aligned with real expertise, engaging techniques and a lovely sense of fun made what had could have been just another corporate away day into a really great experience. Even the “totally hostile” one enjoyed the day! Not only is she really good at what she does, she is also a warm and wonderful person. I would highly recommend her! Sue Martin, Head of Campaign & Supporter Engagement, Campaigns & Supporter Engagement Office, University of Reading
'Pam was instrumental in the original genesis of our staff mentoring programme. Pam demonstrates a real understanding for the mentoring issues in the life of an academic, both as a mentor and a mentee, provided a unique insight that results in excellent workshop participant satisfaction scores. She has helped us set up our maternity/paternity mentoring scheme and provided a steady sounding board for new ideas, helping us move towards best practice, and encouraging us throughout our journey.' Dr. Nicola Englyst, Chair of Faculty of Medicine Mentoring Scheme, University of Southampton.
'Bridget is a pragmatic and intelligent leader and her insights were key in the development of our organisation's People Strategy. Able to understand both local issues and the wider Government driven agenda she provided input to ensure that our priorities were aligned with both national and local agendas. Her experience and relationship-building skills helped to drive substantial change while working closely with the Unions on challenging issues. Bridget's breadth of skills and leadership style would be of value to any organisation, in particular, those trying to drive change in a challenging environment. A pleasure to work with, I unreservedly recommend her as an HR Leader' Maggie Saunders, Southampton City Council
'I have worked with Bridget on a number of organisational and team focused projects over the years and have very much valued her enthusiastic support. In terms of knowledge, expertise, and insights her contributions have been very relevant and influential. She demonstrates a high level of professionalism in all aspects of team dynamics and organisational development and it is a pleasure to work with her.' Mike Rawlins, Mike Rawlins Associates
'Bridget has a tremendous 'can-do' ability, one of the nicest people you could work with, who thereby builds the co-operation and support needed to make difficult change' Duncan Brown, Head of Consulting at the Institute of Employment Studies.
'Bridget is the voice of calm and rational thinking. She clearly sees the 'bigger picture' and has the right blend of skills and personality (including the essential sense of humour) to carry us through all the day to day issues that inevitably occur. She also has the skill and expertise to inform and guide senior management and is comfortable talking to every level. She has the ability to tailor her approach accordingly, and her genuine approach to professional development means that she wins over hearts and minds with those she works with.' Fiona Harvey, Education Development Manager, University of Southampton
Bridget has acted as an external evaluator for The University of Southampton on a government funded (Office for Students) Catalyst research project looking to reduce student differential learning outcomes; total fund value of over one million pounds. In this role, Bridget has been able to guide some of our major decision-making, and in doing so, she has made a significant impact in supporting the bringing together of the work across three universities by working with project teams to support strategy development attuned to the needs of the overall project and site-specific needs.
We looked to working with Bridget given her expertise in HR related issues, her consummate professionalism, and ability to work with colleagues at all levels from VC, to lecturer, to student within HE environments. Her strategic insights have been invaluable. Bridget’s ability to work across institutions, to make quick sense of contextual needs, and to provide appropriate support to teams to help them think through priorities and how to action these, has been exemplary.
Bridget’s professionalism, her attention to detail, willingness to broach the difficult questions, and to support individual and institutional development are all outstanding qualities that are helping us to realise the aims of our project. Professor Carol Evans, University of Southampton.