Matheson Associates

By: Matheson Associates  06-Dec-2011

Training workshops and seminars
Iain Matheson designs and deliver bespoke specialist training events that are specifically geared to the needs of social sector managers. Iain is accredited as a Child, Youth and Family Services Community Capability Building Trainer/Mentor and has also been a guest lecturer on the MSc in Social Services Management (Stirling University) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Child Protection Studies (Dundee University). Iain's previous training and presentation design and delivery experience includes:
Strategic and business planning
Monitoring and evaluation
Intervention logics
Policy development for NGOs
Effective inter-agency working
Safe and effective staff recruitment and selection
Child welfare legislation and regulatory requirements
Child protection policy and practice
Foster care standards
Education attainment of children in care

With our association with

we can also assist with training programme strategy, design and planning, instructional design, self-paced learning module development, synchronous web conference training design, learning and development assessment design, 'train the trainer' and trainer coaching.

Management Mentoring

As both a consultant and as a former manager in Government, Iain Matheson has build up considerable experience in the mentoring and coaching of managers. Many management roles have never been more challenging, demanding and pressurised and managers are dealing with a plethora of organisational, political, professional and change management demands. Mentoring offers regular opportunities for managers to reflect with an experienced and trustworthy peer. The aim of this peer-based approach is to support managers to achieve and address what they see as important barriers to their success as well as building upon existing strengths. While specific objectives will be negotiated, broadly our mentoring programme will focus upon one or more of the following:

· Stimulating and challenging thinking and acting as an independent sounding board for ideas

· Enabling more strategic planning

· Examining specific professional management issues

· Assisting in overcoming existing or up and coming challenges

· Helping addressing any dissonance between personal and organisational values

· Supporting professional and career development.

Psychometric assessments

For use as part of a mentoring programme, or as a one-off individual or team development exercise, Iain Matheson is accredited to deliver and interpret a comprehensive range of psychometric assessments including those of Psytech International – one of the global leaders in this field. Assessment tools are exclusively distributed (and 'normed') in New Zealand by OPRA Consulting ( These assessments cover measures of personality, aptitude and abilities, vocational interests, personal values and psychological type and include the following:

General/graduate reasoning tests

Critical reasoning test

15FQ+ and OPP Personality Assessment

Maori knowledge test

Values and motives inventory and

Stanton survey of integrity.