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A very positive course, which have been a real benefit to me

An interesting course that reinforced some earlier training and in the later part developed some thought provoking concepts of how I evaluate the way that I currently operate. The key focus of leadership over management was well made and something that I am now practicing. The class size was good with sufficient people to debate but not so many that each section took too long. The mix of classroom style, debate and group exercise was well balanced. A great venue overall, with ease of access, however the noise from outside at times was a little distracting. Very competent and engaging presenters.


Thank Richard (0)

Reply from training provider:

Richard. Many thanks for your comprehensive review. The Project Leadership Masterclass is designed to help delegates reflect on the difference between management and leadership and then challenge themselves as to what changes they can make to improve their own effectiveness - I am delighted that you have found this of value.


Perfectly and Professionally

I believe that all the audience was delighted both on the content or your presentation. You kept me focused for all the time of your event! Donnie is passionate of his work and can instill this passion in others.


Thank Dawid (0)

Reply from training provider:

Dawid. Many thanks for your kind review. It was interesting knowing that there were 650 people listening live from across the world! Once again, your review is very much appreciated.


Brilliant evening that really resonated with our sponsors!

Donnie delivered this session for us over a facilitated dinner. This unique approach coupled with his excellent skills at working with executive sponsors really helped key messages land. Donnie secured an external guest sponsor to support him with the session. His personal experience on major initiatives complemented Donnie\'s and our attendees input nicely. Since the session we have had excellent feedback from attendees and seen some demonstrable changes in behaviour. If you are thinking of running something similar with sponsors then I\'d fully recommend working with Team Animation.


Thank Jonathan (1)

Reply from training provider:

Jon, many thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to work with the executives who were obviously keen to reflect on the their role as a sponsor and how this could be enhanced. The dinner was also wonderful!

Private
26 Sep 2016

Course Name
Leadership and People Skills Briefing


An excellent, thought provoking course!

Donnie led us through an excellent session which gave us a great framework for building insights for our colleagues. This will enable us to build understanding and support relationship building.


Thank (0)

Reply from training provider:

We are delighted that you found it of such value, always good to hear that the sessions make a positive difference. We are further developing the framework using iMA and will be announcing research through LinkedIn shortly.


What an interesting evening hosted by the engaging Donnie MacNicol and Team Animation!

The experienced Donnie managed to structure the free-flowing agenda of our very enjoyable evening to land some key messages that will be critical to the successful delivery of our projects. His approach was accessible to our senior audience making it easy for them to take these messages away, and encourage them to further consider how they will become enablers in their role, along with their Project Teams. I would highly recommend anyone who thinks they need some support or coaching in the area of Sponsorship to give Donnie a call!


Thank Louisa (2)

Reply from training provider:

Louisa, many thanks for your kind review. The context of having this discussion over a dinner was ideal and also staying away from presenting materials and discussing concepts and case studies.

Private
08 Sep 2016

Course Name
Leadership and People Skills Briefing


Very insightful course, allowed us to understand different colours and ways to work with colleagues knowing which colours they are.

Donnie kept the group very engaged for the session and was keen to relate back to real examples for us. The training materials allowed us to remind ourselves of the different characteristics of the IMA colours. The profiles were discussed in detail post course and engaged others in the company. Definitely an interesting topic, would highly recommend Donnie and the IMA session.


Thank (1)

Reply from training provider:

Your feedback is much appreciated - in particular that you were able to use iMA post course with colleagues. Just what we hope will happen!


Engaging and interesting

Really fun and interactive course which brought the subject area to life. Findings from the workshop have been used to great effect.


Thank Anthony (2)

Reply from training provider:

Anthony. Very kind of you to take the time to respond and provide such a positive review. Enjoy the cycling!

Private
19 Jul 2016

Course Name
Leadership and People Skills Briefing


Useful to shake up my thinking

The course is about soft skills. It introduced me to consider my approach to how others might perceive me, and how I identify the aptitude of others in order that I can adjust my approach to achieve better results in my projects.


Thank (1)

Reply from training provider:

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your course. We are pleased you found the course useful, however we also notice that you’ve rated the course as 1.5 stars which would indicate a ‘poor’ experience – which doesn’t seem to fit with your review wording. So we’ve asked the Course Conductor team to double check with you. If indeed the 1.5 star rating is correct, please email donnie@teamanimation.co.uk as we would really like to understand where the improvements need to be made.


A great short course that highlighted the key issues around leadership and the people aspects of team dynamics

Donnie sent out some pre-course questionnaires that identified the key traits of individuals in the team. This really brought the course to life and created great debate and interest from the group. The whole course was delivered at a pace and style that kept everyone\'s attention as well as encouraging a lot of participation. Strong academic content matched by practical application meant that we all benefited from this session.


Thank John (3)

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John. Delighted that you and the team obtained value from the session. Even a short session like this can act as a catalyst and start discussions and changes within teams.


VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING COURSE WHICH ARMED MY TEAM WITH THE TOOLS TO BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE EFFECTIVELY

Our company engaged Team Animation after a very intensive and strict selection process as we felt that Donnie and team were the perfect solution for a company wide project management initiative that we were in the process of rolling out globally to all of our Project Managers. The course content was invaluable and provided very useful and practical tools and methods that our team could use in their everyday work. Donnie\'s delivery style was excellent and ensured that the course attendees got the most out of the training. I learnt a lot myself from the course and would heartedly recommend it to anyone thinking whether to invest in this training or not. Do it, you won\'t regret it!


Thank Stephen (1)

Reply from training provider:

Steve. Many thanks for your generous review and the trust put in our company to deliver this global development programme. Self-awareness and leadership skills are never easy to develop but when the insights turn into modified behaviours then the results can be considerable for all those involved!


Bringing the my team together to explore how to understand and interact better - what an eye opener for me personally

This course was part of a wider investment in my people that Team Animation and Donnie undertook on our behalf - soft and hard skills around project/program management. During the event I did not fully appreciate the impact that it had on myself as a leader and also on my team - that came later. Some really big elephants surfaced out of this that were 100% accurate but certainly some of them left myself uncomfortable and reacting the wrong way on day 1. However, the beauty of the course and the skilled way that Donnie kept it on message made for a extremely productive second day in address the issues and challenges that the course allowed us to address as a team. A very thought provoking course and would highly recommend it to everyone.


Thank Stuart (0)

Reply from training provider:

Stuart. Many thanks for the wonderful review, greatly appreciated. As you say, a well designed and delivered workshop can provide considerable value. In my experience, if it is not challenging then the value will be considerably less.


Excellent Programme

I worked with Donnie MacNicol on the development of course content for an interactive Elearning Project Management product. Donnie managed the content and the project very well. Donnie also delivered Project Management and team based training for our company across Europe and again this was professional and a great learning experience. I would recommend Donnie to any company who wants to change behaviour in project management and leadership.


Thank Martin (0)

Reply from training provider:

Martin. It was a pleasure to work with you and your team and have the opportunity to work with such a diverse range of professionals across Europe. Many thanks for your review, greatly appreciated.

Private
22 Jun 2016

Course Name
Leading Successful Programmes Masterclass


Team Animation clearly understand Programmes

Team Animation clearly understand the problems of managing programmes of projects. They are able to clarify best practice in this area in a down to earth manner without unnecessary complication and terminology.


Thank (0)

Reply from training provider:

Many thanks for your kind review. The world of programmes is often cloaked in mystique meaning the function of programme management often gets poorly applied. It is of considerable value especially in times of uncertainty.

These professionals have left a review:

Martin O'Neill

Global Learning and Development Senior Consultant at Willis Towers Watson

Stuart McGeechan

Senior Vice President of Services and Operations

Stephen Hastie

Director, Professional Services at Cisco Systems

John Setra

Managing Director, K2 Consultancy Ltd, Project & Construction Management

Anthony Finney

Operations Development Manager at Wiggle.co.uk

Louisa Pavis

Head of Change Delivery at Close Brothers

Jonathan Clay, PMP, MSP, Prince2

★Ensuring strategic initiatives realise benefits ♦ Change ♦ Project and Program Management ★

Dawid Walczuk

Instruktor w ICount

Richard Foster

Associate at Arup

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Team Animation has been reviewed by:


Martin O'Neill
Global Learning and Development Senior Consultant at Willis Towers Watson
Stuart McGeechan
Senior Vice President of Services and Operations
Stephen Hastie
Director, Professional Services at Cisco Systems
John Setra
Managing Director, K2 Consultancy Ltd, Project & Construction Management
Anthony Finney
Operations Development Manager at Wiggle.co.uk
Louisa Pavis
Head of Change Delivery at Close Brothers
Jonathan Clay, PMP, MSP, Prince2
★Ensuring strategic initiatives realise benefits ♦ Change ♦ Project and Program Management ★
Dawid Walczuk
Instruktor w ICount
Richard Foster
Associate at Arup

About Team Animation


We specialise in supporting organisations, leaders and teams to improve their project delivery capability through bespoke in-house training and consultancy – integrating cutting edge thinking from the leadership development, change and project management worlds.