Pete’s early work was with adult learners, initially teaching English but later working with migrants and refugees in UK post-16 education. So how adults learn and collaborate remains at the core of his practice as a facilitator. Working face-to-face or online, with groups of all sizes, Pete has designed and facilitated events and workshops for UK and International organisations, from the tiny to the enormous. Participants and clients have included specialist agricultural and climate scientists, NGO staff at all levels, diplomats, community based organisations and community representatives.
If necessary, Pete can manage tightly designed meetings but prefers working in a team on events and workshops where, in a bounded space, participants engage in fun and dynamic activities that encourage ideas and consensus to emerge. Pete also works as a KM and digital media specialist. Online meetings and events have therefore been at the centre of his work since Development organisations began to embrace ICTs and Pete is currently working with a small group on how traditional online and more recent ‘blended’ meeting formats – and constantly changing technologies – can encourage rather than constrain productive conversations.