Facilitating Collaborative Knowledge for Collective Change …..

Hello, I am Joanne Coysh.

I design, facilitate and accompany participatory and collaborative processes for research, planning and learning with organisations, communities and groups around the world.

Enabling people to have a voice and choice

I create spaces that enable people to have a voice and choice in decision-making, policy and practice that affects their lives so they are active participants. This ensures that programmes, policies and practice are researched and designed from the bottom-up, taking into account the different perspectives and ideas of stakeholders, so they have agency and ownership over the outcomes which are sustainable.

Bringing people together to generate collective knowledge

Because the world is full of complex and interconnected problems for which no one person or organisation has the answer there needs to be more spaces for collaboration. Creating and facilitating collaborative spaces dialogue and interaction between people and places open up pathways of collective knowledge and action which can improve programmes and policy and contribute to more sustainable social change.

Designing and facilitating collaborative research, planning and learning

Some examples of collaborative processes include:

  • Organisational reviews, strategic planning and change processes

  • Multi-stakeholder research and planning

  • Action learning processes

  • Collective problem-solving and sense-making

  • Community-based planning and strategies

  • Monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL)

  • Theories of Change


I am also an individual and group coach, working together with people to make sense of situations, overcome challenges, define their purpose, identify their strengths and take action.

If you would like to find out more about how I could work with you, I would love to talk to you. Please CONTACT ME for an initial conversation.

Bringing people together across teams, organisations, sectors, countries and cultures to collaborate and interact.

Employing participatory research and learning methods, facilitating dialogue, surfacing assumptions and asking powerful questions.

Accompanying and coaching individuals and organisations through the process. 

Joanne has bought her hands-on knowledge, experience and integrity to this project. She is inclusive and open in her working style, and not afraid to ask difficult questions or be challenged herself. Joanne has managed to help to bring people together from all across the organisation and different functions to help us coordinate and link together more effectively, but also help us develop a joint vision and framework for putting quality programing at the heart of everything we do
— Tanya Rahman, People First Programme Architecture, VSO International

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