Facilitation, coaching, development

CoDeL designs and facilitates a wide range of programmes for organisations and communities, around visioning and leadership, enterprise and local economic development, and enabling organisational development.

We also deliver one-to-one coaching for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs, young people and community leaders.

Since Covid we have designed and facilitated many effective sessions on line.  Examples of our work include:

designing and delivering visioning programmes for all the Irish islands, and, — in partnershp with the Social Enterprise Academy, — for rural communities across Scotland, for the youth session that opened the virtual Scottish Rural Parliament in 2021 (see image below), and for young people in Scotland and Malaysia visioning positive futures in preparation for COP26.

delivering training in enterprise, local economic development and enterprise coaching for island communities and young people in Scotland and Ireland (see, for example, here).

facilitating sessions on strategy and organisational development with the Boards and staff of Community Energy Scotland, Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann (the Irish islands federation) and Scottish Rural Action.

“I felt invigorated from the session.”

“I took from it that we need to celebrate our successes more.

facilitating community conversations in Uist to respond to Covid and lockdowns, and engaging hard to reach groups in developing the Uist Local Energy Plan.

“All the things I think about during the week come to life in our conversations.”

coaching island social entrepreneurs during Covid.  Clients have included those who are rapidly expanding their businesses, groups who are innovating new products and individuals who need significant and patient support to start up.

“I don’t think I would have had the confidence to do this if it wasn’t for all the leadership training and sessions I’ve done with CoDeL.  It helped me so much!  I’ve had a lot more confidence to get involved with all sorts of leadership roles.  I’ve got another petition in mind!  You are doing a great job at inspiring and supporting young voices.”

designing and delivering enterprise programmes for New Scots – refugees, including women, across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) and The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN) and European partners.

“I found myself more confidence to do my own business.”

CoDeL has often drawn together effective partnerships, with Irish islands to deliver the Smart Islands project; with universities, public agencies, business networks and third sector organisations to deliver research on the economic impacts of Covid across the Northern Periphery and Arctic; with social enterprises across Uist; with SRC, TERN and WEvolution for refugee enterprise; and with our long-standing partners, the Social Enterprise Academy.