An HVM Thank you!

HVM has been engaged in a wonderful public dialogue on scientific developments. We've held a set of two workshops in Norwich, London and Edinburgh and we are left with an enormous sense of gratitude to the 90 people we've had the pleasure to meet over the last eight weeks.

As we begin to sift through the qualitative data we have amassed and begin to structure the report we felt it was important to say thank you. You know who you are - we are truly grateful and look forward to hearing your words on the audio, reviewing the vox pop materials, admiring again your wonderful posters so that we can truly reflect your views in our final report. 

Thank you!


Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

HVM recently facilitated a fascinating discussion on Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. The roundtable brought together academics working in the fields of disability and health. It was co-ordinated by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the content was presented by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). There is still time submit your views - if you are quick!

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Team away days British Council

HVM is assisting The British Council’s Cultural Skills Unit for the second year in designing and facilitating an effective team building process for its team away days in January 2017. Under the banner to Do Less Better, HVM will work with the Cultural Skills team and other British Council colleagues to achieve greater clarity on the team’s position and priorities in the light of its new two year strategy and the British Council’s overall Arts Strategy.

HVM’s process design will include activities which will equip the team with a shared view on: opportunities and ways to do less with better impact; common ground and joint priorities with non-Cultural Skills colleagues; and an action plan for implementation of the new approach.

The intended outcomes of the process are, that the team will:

  • Be inspired to Do Less Better and have a clear consensus around how to achieve greater impact
  • Feel joint ownership of the direction of travel
  • Will be inspired to work together and collaborate better