• Your PACE facilitators
 
 

Your PACE facilitators

At launch we have a team of 10 trained internal facilitators, from across schools and central support departments, who are ready to support the PACE improvement programme.  This approach positively impacts the cost of the programme, reduces reliance on external resource and builds GCU process improvement capability.

We want to have a sustainable team of PACE facilitators.  See below what our current team says about their PACE experience.  Being a PACE facilitator will give you a new skill set which you can use in your own department and which you will use on cross university projects.  If you would like to find out more about becoming a PACE facilitator please contact PACE.

Jim_Emery Jim Emery

Job Title: Learning Technologist in GSBS

What have you enjoyed the most about being involved in PACE?

Observing colleagues realise as they go through the PACE simulations and other activities that they can make a difference and how they can contribute to it.

What does PACE mean to you?

A key issue is that we all need to be aware of the difference of being
efficient and being effective in what we do in terms of how we work.
Going through the PACE sessions demonstrates to all participants
what this difference means in practice.

 

Ben_Rogers

Ben Rogers

Job Title: Assistant Head of Administration (Registry) – GSBS

Why did you get involved in PACE?  

To be involved in making change happen

What contribution has being a PACE facilitator made to you in your main role? Looking at processes in a different light.

 

Calum_Webster Calum Webster 

Job Title: OD Business Partner

What have you enjoyed the most about being involved in PACE?

Seeing other facilitators grow in confidence and competence

Is there a ‘PACE Project’ you would like to be involved in the future? 

Any project that makes a substantial difference to GCU performance.


Sally_Munro

Sally Munro 

Job Title: HR Operations Coordinator

What have you enjoyed the most about being involved in PACE?

Working in an imaginative and collaborative way with colleagues I wouldn’t ordinarily work with to improve processes.

What has surprised you about PACE? The tools and techniques actually work!

 

Linda Shearer 

Linda_Shearer Job Title: Senior Lecturer & Programme Director for MSc International Fashion Marketing, GCU London

What have you found the most challenging?

Finding time out with other work commitments to fully engage with the project has, at times, been quite difficult. However the support and flexibility of the team members have made this more achievable.   

What has surprised you about PACE?

This is an engaging and fun way to challenge how we do things. 
It is satisfying to see the change in participants when they realise
how potentially liberating their new found processes can be.

 

Christine_Reid

Christine Reid 

Job Title: OD Business Partner and PACE manager

What has surprised you about PACE?

Surprised is perhaps not the right word – what did delight is how staff at all levels have become enthusiastically involved, staff come away from the workshop thinking differently and looking for possibilities.

Is there a future ‘PACE Project’ you would like to be involved in? We have a programme of large cross university projects which is great and I am also looking forward to working more locally where the difference can be made  and experienced by the whole team, and quickly. 
 

Raymonde_Murphy Raymonde Murphy

Job Title:  Head of Information Support Services

What have you enjoyed the most about being involved in PACE?  

The PACE team are a mix of different strengths and great personalities. There is a definite buzz and positive energy which makes the PACE sessions enjoyable.

What have you found the most challenging?  

Overcoming resistance can be difficult but when people start to see
the advantages they truly participate and start to make great strides
forward.

 

Pauline_ONeill

Pauline O’Neill

Job Title:  Assistant Head of Administration (Registry), SEBE

What has surprised you about PACE?  

That some simple techniques can make a marked difference to even the most basic processes, or what you think is a basic process!

What contribution has being a PACE facilitator made to you in your main role? Increased confidence.

 

Melanie_Armstrong Melanie Armstrong

Job Title: OD Business Partner

Why did you get involved in PACE?  

It is excellent that the University is committing to PACE and so I am keen to be involved in what I consider to be organisational best practice.

What does PACE mean to you?  

Working together for the Common Weal!

 

Alen_MacKinlay

Alen MacKinlay

Job Title:  Collaborations Manager

Why did you get involved in PACE?  

I have always been interested in making improvements to how we do things and making the most of what we have.

What contribution has being a PACE facilitator made to you in your main role?

I have found that being trained as a PACE facilitator has changed how I look at what we do.  I now run through the checklist of PACE tools when looking at a new process or reviewing  an old one.