Facilitator & Experiential Learning Specialist
Ann is a highly experienced and skilled facilitator, coach and designer of experiential learning. She specialises in transferring knowledge and skills, gained over 30 years in learning and development, to other professionals through her writing, coaching, mentoring and delivery of highly regarded international trainer training workshops.
After training as a teacher, Ann taught in a comprehensive school then spent two years as a VSO volunteer training teachers in Sri Lanka. She has management experience in one of the UK's leading Development Training Centres, where she created an in-house professional development programme for 40 learning and development specialists, and has owned and managed a successful commercial learning design business.
Over the last decade, Ann has worked with international leaders, managers, trainers and facilitators, developing their competence in communication, inter-personal skills, teamwork, leadership and the development of people through coaching. She has trained teachers and facilitators from China, Taiwan, Turkey, the USA, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Kuwait and Angola, as well as speaking and running experiential learning workshops at conferences including ASTD in the USA and CIPD and the World of Learning in the UK.
Her most recent work has been within the World Health Organisation. Projects included training Biorisk Management technical specialists to deliver training using experiential and learner-centred methodologies and supporting the management development of medical professionals responsible for the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria and Pakistan.
Ann is the author of 'Pattern-Making, Pattern Breaking', a practical guide to designing and facilitating learning, using experiential learning methods to support behavioural change which was published by Gower in October 2010.