The best teams think about how they work together.

It’s becoming more essential for our teams to work productively and creatively together. Great collaboration means that you and your team can use the best of all of your skills and expertise to develop great ideas and make them happen.

But it’s not easy. Balancing individual skills with group effort, managing different personalities and dealing with conflict can seem like a lot of hard work on top of your already massive workload.

Bracket helps you to improve the ways you work together through training, workshops and consultancy.

Workshop design and facilitation

Half-day, full-day or multiple days. Need to convene a group of people to discuss strategy, generate ideas or kickoff a project? Bespoke workshop design and facilitation will ensure you make the most of everyone’s time, gain clarity, bring out the best ideas and turn them to action.

Interactive talk: Great Teams

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One-hour session.  An introduction to the key factors that make the most creative and productive teams. You’ll get actionable insights and practical tips to spark your thinking around how to work better together. This session can be run as part of a lunch-and-learn, an existing team meeting, or end-of-day gathering.

 

 

Team workshops

Half-day, hands-on workshops to inspire and motivate your team to work better together.

 

Better brainstorming (interactive training). Learn practical tips to immediately improve your team brainstorming sessions, save time, increase the quality of ideas and makes sure everyone contributes to the process.

 

 

Team habits: design your way to better collaboration (facilitated workshop). Improve the way your team works together by building new habits and routines for more creativity and productivity.

 

 

Strategy workshop: big picture thinking (facilitated workshop). Get focused and motivate your team with this opportunity to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. You will gather insights, generate new ideas and create alignment.

 

Masterclass: Effective Workshops

One-day masterclass. Are you starting to, or do you regularly run, client workshops at your agency or organisation? Create consistency and build your team’s confidence by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to design and facilitate highly effective and collaborative sessions.

The trainer/facilitator

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Hello, I’m Alison Coward, the founder of Bracket and author of “A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops”. I’m an experienced facilitator and I’ve been working in and leading creative teams for more than 15 years. I’m passionate about finding the perfect balance between creativity and productivity, helping teams to use the best of their talents to develop great ideas and make them happen.

Clients include:  Barclaycard, Barclays, British Library, Central Working, Channel 4, D&AD, Emerald Group Publishing, Etsy, Future of London, Google, M&G Investments, Oury Clark, Planet Earth Institute, TrendWatching, UnLtd


There is nothing like approaching the task of organising your first workshop. Alison is a wonderful facilitator with a strong relational talent which also makes her a perfect mentor and teacher to others. Discussing ideas and strategies with Alison about some of my first workshops has been insightful and reassuring.

Harry Knight, Knight Life

2017-04-13T09:47:25+00:00

Harry Knight, Knight Life

There is nothing like approaching the task of organising your first workshop. Alison is a wonderful facilitator with a strong relational talent which also makes her a perfect mentor and teacher to others. Discussing ideas and strategies with Alison about some of my first workshops has been insightful and reassuring.
"Alison is one of the few people I know who really understands how to manage for creativity. She is an excellent facilitator and has an in-depth knowledge of methods and practices to bring the best out of multidisciplinary teams. Working with Alison and watching her lead workshops is an absolute pleasure."

Jonas Altman, Managing Partner, Social Fabric

2017-02-15T08:44:57+00:00

Jonas Altman, Managing Partner, Social Fabric

"Alison is one of the few people I know who really understands how to manage for creativity. She is an excellent facilitator and has an in-depth knowledge of methods and practices to bring the best out of multidisciplinary teams. Working with Alison and watching her lead workshops is an absolute pleasure."
"Alison was fantastic to work with - she gave clarity, insight and direction to the workshop I was planning. From our first telephone call she completely understood what I was trying to achieve and guided me expertly to delivery. I also loved working with her - fun, creative, a great communicator and coach".

Rebecca Evans, Head of Innovation, Emerald Group Publishing

2016-11-12T14:35:27+00:00

Rebecca Evans, Head of Innovation, Emerald Group Publishing

"Alison was fantastic to work with - she gave clarity, insight and direction to the workshop I was planning. From our first telephone call she completely understood what I was trying to achieve and guided me expertly to delivery. I also loved working with her - fun, creative, a great communicator and coach".
"The workshops with Alison offered a huge amount of clarity.  She had an ability to isolate each idea and build it into a model, which was refreshing.  It was surprising how much we got done! The workshops pack a big punch".

Imran Hussein, Director & Editor, The Hotel Culture

2016-11-12T14:24:43+00:00

Imran Hussein, Director & Editor, The Hotel Culture

"The workshops with Alison offered a huge amount of clarity.  She had an ability to isolate each idea and build it into a model, which was refreshing.  It was surprising how much we got done! The workshops pack a big punch".
"Alison really helped the team engage and contribute fully to the day’s activities. Her experience has given our team a framework to bring about consistency in the way we provide a service to the wider business.  I would not hesitate to recommend Alison in providing a similar session."

Robert Syner, Senior Business Analyst, M&G Investments

2016-11-12T10:36:13+00:00

Robert Syner, Senior Business Analyst, M&G Investments

"Alison really helped the team engage and contribute fully to the day’s activities. Her experience has given our team a framework to bring about consistency in the way we provide a service to the wider business.  I would not hesitate to recommend Alison in providing a similar session."
"Alison is fabulous in designing and facilitating very creative, yet structured discussions! We made some massive breakthroughs in the workshops. In a very short space of time we managed to a great deal more with Alison’s support than we could have ever on our own. We would strongly recommend her, and we have".

James Layfield, CEO, Central Working

2016-11-12T14:28:00+00:00

James Layfield, CEO, Central Working

"Alison is fabulous in designing and facilitating very creative, yet structured discussions! We made some massive breakthroughs in the workshops. In a very short space of time we managed to a great deal more with Alison’s support than we could have ever on our own. We would strongly recommend her, and we have".
"A hugely valuable workshop. A precious opportunity whilst everyone was together, to zoom out and explore collaboration. Alison’s professionalism was impeccable. Her facilitation skills sharp and presentation style engaging."

Cath Carver, LIVE Director, Trendwatching

2016-11-12T10:40:23+00:00

Cath Carver, LIVE Director, Trendwatching

"A hugely valuable workshop. A precious opportunity whilst everyone was together, to zoom out and explore collaboration. Alison’s professionalism was impeccable. Her facilitation skills sharp and presentation style engaging."

Want to know more about these workshops? Get in touch.

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