Until recently Peter was Head of Learning and Development at one of the UK’s largest homelessness charities, which has a reputation as being in the forefront of staff development and client involvement.
Peter has worked as a training consultant both in the UK and internationally, and has experience in strategic learning and development management. He is also skilled in designing, developing and delivering learning events and workshops for both staff and management.
Peter has a passion for developing blended learning solutions, which place the learner at the centre of the experience. He has developed this type of programmes for both the police service and care sectors.
Peter believes that the success of any organisation rests squarely on how it engages its staff, stakeholders and customers. At the centre of this success is a strategic learning strategy, which is constantly and actively supporting people to achieve their goals and potential. This strategy provides mutual benefit to the organisation and all stakeholders. The organisation needs to constantly measure its effectiveness to ensure that the learning is transferred into the workplace.
Peter has supported the development of both on-line and face to face induction modules for organisations spread across wide geographical areas. He has also designed competency frameworks and on line appraisal/supervision programmes to manage staff development.
Peter believes in the importance of emotional intelligence in learning and also how it can enhance everyday activities. This has led to him developing training interventions to introduce these concepts at all levels of management courses. He is very keen to explore how e learning can be used to support this affective style of learning.
Peter was instrumental in developing the first apprentice scheme exclusively to support people who had or are suffering with mental health, addiction issues or homelessness into employment. The scheme with its person centre and innovative approach to learning received several learning sector awards and is often cited as employment best practice for organisations working with vulnerable adults.
Overview of areas of specialism
- Skills and Competency Mapping
- Impact Measurement and ROI
- Competency development
- Recruitment/ Retention
- Career Development
- Emotional Intelligence
- Learning design and implementation
- Management Development
- Inclusion and Diversity
- Personal Development Coach and Mentor