Director of McWilliams Associates, professional trainer, coach and mediator. I have 25 years experience in designing, delivering and evaluating high impact leadership and organisational development programmes.
I am accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Investors in People (IiP). Our programmes are custom designed to meet your organisational needs.
I am also a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Mediation Northern Ireland (MNI).
Professor Monica McWilliams is a highly skilled professional with over 20 years experience in human rights, negotiation and conflict resolution including extensive overseas experience with national human rights institutions and international organisations. She is a pro bono Coach for a range of international NGOs – most recently with women on Afghan High Peace Council. In November 2012 she led a training programme for Syrian women on behalf of the Women's Democratic Network (WDN). She has been a visiting professor at several US universities in politics, human rights and international relations and is currently involved in training and capacity building with civic society organisations in a range of conflict societies.
Monica has a proven track record of corporate governance, strategic planning and change management and, as a guest speaker on the leadership modules for McWilliams Associates, shares that expertise and leadership story with the participants.
Anne McCallum is an associate trainer for McWilliams Associates, experienced in designing, delivering and evaluating high impact leadership and organisational development programmes.
I am a qualified Occupational Therapist and have worked for 17 years, in health trusts in England and in Northern Ireland, where OT and health services are delivered as part of a broader health and social services package. This requires extensive communication with medical team, carers, workplace, social services sector, voluntary agencies as well as primary through to tertiary health care providers. As a lead OT I have developed and cultured links with peers and relevant professionals with a number of services and completed numerous audits and been responsible for the training and personal development of other members of my team. I have conducted specialised assessments, interventions and reviews using evidence based approaches and standardised tests to ascertain and then maximise the individuals’ independence in their functional, cognitive, motor, sensory, leisure and skill based activities.
My training as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist complements and informs my work as an OT and I know how potential evidence-based psychological approaches can enhance occupational therapy practice.
Chris has 7 years experience in print and design, followed by multi disciplinary experience with Microsoft in Dublin and various companies in Belfast, London and Thailand.
Currently he runs his own company, Pixelmodified where he builds bespoke websites using the latest web technologies, provides hosting service and delivers consultancy for small and large businesses.