Ian McKenzieIan McKenzie

Mobile: 0773 403 7844 Email: ian@animateconsulting.org.uk

Ian brings over 25 years experience of organisational development. He has trained in community development and participatory action research, and has an MSc in Development Management. He brings extensive experience of supporting local people and organisations to work collaboratively for their communities. He is particularly interested in exploring ways of channelling the positive energy that flows when people put their values into interdependent collective action. His current work focuses on leadership development, action inquiry and encouraging whole system approaches to organisational change. This includes health and social care integration in North Lanarkshire, a systemic change programme with L’Arche UK, and collaborative partnership development with Dundee Carers Centre.

Key strengths:

Capacity building, participatory approaches to action research, strategic development, action planning, monitoring and evaluation. Trained in development management, participatory research, organisational analysis, and systemic thinking.

Particular experience:

Community engagement and capacity building in relation to community regeneration, health & wellbeing and environmental issues; working with churches and faith groups.

External roles:

Trustee of With Kids (a Play Therapy project active in East end of Glasgow, Wester Hailes in Edinburgh, and in West Lothian)

“Ian enabled me to discover the importance of ‘but why‘ questions – for individuals and communities – and the ‘how‘ – the things we need to learn and make happen.”

Sr Arsenia Sapatinha (RSHM)