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Sue Keogh

Development Consultant

Sue Keogh

Sue has worked in training and development for many years and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). She was seconded to SEE from Waverley Borough Council in 1997 to work on a European training project. Sue took on her current role as Improvement & Development consultant in 2000. She has extensive experience of managing and delivering training and of managing in-house consultancy assignments, working both with officers and Elected Members.

Examples of Work Areas

Development of training policies and in-house programmes including:

  • Managing staff development
  • Training trainers
  • Communication/interpersonal skills
  • Handling aggression
  • Stress management
  • Evaluation and Induction

Elected Member development including:

  • Training needs analysis
  • Effective meetings and chairing skills
  • Public speaking and presentation skills

Working on a wide range of initiatives including:

  • Development of Public Sector Academy in the South East
  • Co-ordination of a regional Skills for Life Network
  • Developing learning materials for enhancing meeting skills

Approach to Training

Sue has a participative style, believing that learning is most effective when delegates are fully involved in the training. She makes efforts to ensure that participants are relaxed and feel comfortable and confident enough to contribute. Programmes are designed to ensure that all learning styles are catered for and there is a mix of individual group work as well as tutor input.