Jack Martin Leith and his colleagues (abbreviated to JML&Co in the text below) provide a full range of generative intervention services:

Intervention planning

Design

Production

Facilitation

Mission support

Training

Coaching

Jack is based in Bath, UK.

Intervention planning

JML&Co will help you formulate a plan that will lead to an effective conference design and a successful programme of ongoing collaborative action.

As a bare minimum, the intervention plan provides answers to these questions:

  • What is the problem we are facing?
  • Using sensory-specific language, what is our desired outcome for the intervention as a whole (conference plus post-conference work)?
  • What is the timeframe for accomplishing the outcome?
  • Which stakeholder groups must work together to accomplish the outcome? What are their respective needs and interests with regard the work?
  • If the intervention is part of a larger programme of work, how does everything fit together?
  • How will the work be orchestrated?

The answers to these questions are to be treated as provisional. They are likely to change during the course of the co-creation conference. For example, each stakeholder group will have its own desired outcome.

The plan serves as a specification for the conference design.

Design

No plan survives first contact with the enemy.
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

Helmuth van Moltke the Elder
Likewise, no conference design survives first contact with the participant group. Even the most well-conceived design is nothing more than a best guess about what will actually happen in the room, and will need to be adjusted as events unfold.

JML&Co will help you produce the best possible design, using experience and expertise gained over the course of three decades.

Production

Jack or one of his colleagues will serve as production director for the co-creation conference, commissioning and coordinating external services (e.g. audio-visual, graphic recording) and ensuring that conference logistics run smoothly.

Facilitation

JML&Co will provide the two facilitators that are needed for every co-creation conference.

Mission support

JML&Co will provide whatever planned and ad-hoc support (e.g. facilitation of Review–Assess–Plan sessions, leadership development, individual and team coaching) might be needed as the downstream programme of work progresses.

Training

JML&Co will train corporate staff and external consultants in the principles and practices of generative intervention, including the design and facilitation of co‑creation conferences.

Coaching

JML&Co will coach newly-trained corporate staff and external consultants before, during and after their inaugural co‑creation conferences.

I want to pass along a piece of advice that Bill Clinton offered me a little over a decade ago.

Well, actually, when he said it, it felt less like advice and more like a direct order.

What he said was: “Turn toward the problems you see.”

It seemed kind of simple at the time, but the older I get, the more wisdom I see in this.

And that’s what I want to urge you to do today: turn toward the problems you see.

And don’t just turn toward them. Engage with them. Walk right up to them, look them in the eye … then look yourself in the eye and decide what you’re going to do about them.

Matt Damon
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All action is premature until it’s too late.
David Bernstein
David Bernstein, co-founder of The Creative Business

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