The pebble runs open training several times a year. The themes of these are listed below. These training sessions can also be run in house and tailored to your sector.

Please see our sister company Trustee Training for training specifically designed for charity trustees and school governors.



Stories Have Power – Learn How To Use It

Next Date: 7th December

Whether you are launching a new product, setting up a charity, starting a new campaign, or filling in a funding bid, you will need to make people care.

This workshop looks at how storytelling can strengthen your message, and how to use narrative to full effect.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand how to use narrative to increase your impact
  • Be able to use storytelling to build your strategy
  • Be able to assess the ethical impact of the story you are telling
  • Understand how to assess the context you will be telling your story in

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for those who are responsible for marketing, campaigning or fundraising.

Date: 7th December 2017

Time: 1.15pm – 4pm

Cost: £65 + VAT per person

Place: The Old Parsonage, Didsbury

Contact: to reserve your place.



Organisational Impact: How to Deliver More and Demonstrate Value

“You’ve completely changed how I think about impact.”  

Workshop Participant, Museum of London


How do you measure your impact?

How do you know that you’re making the change you think you are?

How do you know you will deliver on your aims?

How will you bring your team with you?

Are you taking proactive steps to make sure that you, your team, your organisation will thrive?

You have the vision. You have the will. You have the dedication. But are you surviving day by day, or are you taking steps to grow and develop? Do you know what difference you are making and how do you know? Can you tell your stakeholders or your funders?

This workshop teaches you how to embed your impact practice, gives you a toolkit for beginning, editing and reviewing strategy and shows you how to communicate your ideas and success.

By the end of the day you will:

  • Understand the concept of impact and know how to make it work for you
  • Understand how to build your strategy to link your ideas and your delivery
  • Be able to identify barriers to success
  • Understand how you and your team can begin to future-proof your ideas and why you need to
  • Measure your success and the difference you’re making
  • Communicate this to your team, colleagues, funders or stakeholders

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for those in a senior role, responsible for decision-making in the organisation or department.

Date: Next date TBC

Cost: £95 + VAT per person (light lunch included)

Contact: to reserve your place.




What Difference Do You Make?

The personal impact plan

Feeling frustrated at work is a pretty vague description. You might feel there aren’t enough growth opportunities, or like you’re working all the hours and then some and you don’t have enough successes to show for it. Your environment or your colleagues might be driving you to distraction. This workshop will show you how to identify your barriers to success, how to specify the issues that are stopping you from being the best you can be, and offer you tools to overcome them.

By the end of the day you will:

  • Be able to identify your barriers to success; personal and organisational
  • Understand what success looks like in your role
  • Understand how to impact-assess your work
  • Be able to impact-assess your ideas
  • Understand how to communicate your impact to bosses, to funders, to potential clients

Who should attend?

A perfect professional development workshop for people who are new to impact assessment, and for those who need the right tools to understand how to manage the day-to-day as well as development.



Please email to register your interest.



Please contact me to discuss bespoke workshops for your organisation.