Opus Training Development & Design
Opus Training Development & Design

Sheila Marsh BSc MBA (Warwick) PhD (Lancaster) FCIPD

Sheila has spent her career in management, learning, policy development and research, with the last 26 years spent in consulting in the public and not-for-profit sectors. She has focused on change through leadership and management development strategy and practice, including approaches to achieving quality services, analytical and problem-solving skills, working with diversity/equality issues, applying ‘whole systems’ methodologies, as well as on facilitation, learning design, evaluation, policy development and research. She works with organisations, partnerships, teams and with individuals. Recently she has carried out evaluative work for NHS Lambeth, The Ajahma Charitable Trust, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Centre for Public Scrutiny.

Sheila’s academic work has developed her research and evaluation skills, in a range of qualitative methods especially, including action research. She has run and supervised a number of research/evaluation projects and is familiar with research ethics governance. Her management skills ensure her work benefits from a capacity to analyse, to draw in quantitative, especially financial, data and to ensure projects deliver to requirements.

She is a gifted facilitator whose work enables groups from varied backgrounds to contribute freely. Issues of gender, ethnicity, disability and other identities have been a key part of Sheila’s work since 1980 as a manager, leader, trainer and in consulting work.


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Chair of Herefordshire Dementia Partnership, April 2017 - present


Co-Chair of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Carers Reference Group 2018- present


Chair of Board of Trustees, Herefordshire Carers Support, Sept 2016- March 2020.

Board member Healthwatch Herefordshire, 2013 - 2017

Director, PublicServiceWorks Ltd from 2010 – consulting organisation to public services in difficult times www.publicserviceworks.com

Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development 2007 (FCIPD) (Member since 1987)

Director, Continuous Learning in Organisations Ltd. 2003 - 2013 (leadership development partner with Thames Valley University)

Visiting Fellow in Management Education, Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, Thames Valley University 1997-2013

Associate of Civil Service College, Sunningdale (then National School of Government), 1989 - 2011.

Other skills
Sheila has competent French, good knowledge of German and basic knowledge of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. She is highly numerate and carries out budget management for projects, often leading on this for groups of colleagues.

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