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Josie Hastings Associates

Led by Josie Hastings, Josie Hastings Associates offer practical interactive training solutions that engage managers and staff.  
With over 25 years’ experience, we have a comprehensive understanding of employment law and aim to assist participants in dealing with challenging situations at work, promptly, fairly and legally. 
We offer a range of interventions: trainer-led workshops; workshops supported by professional actors as role-players, 1:1 coaching with actors and e-learning.
Our training is always participative, informative and engaging.
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The Team

Josie Hastings – Owner

A consultant and trainer with extensive experience of delivering training and advice in all the areas offered by the company.

Matt Burgon

E-learning materials designer and project manager.

Roger Lloyd Thompson

Scriptwriter and Director

Actor Coaches

work with a number of actor-coaches to support our training. Our coaches are: 

Claire Harding

Lloyd Campbell

Parminder Sekhon

Patricia Gibson Howell

Farzana Elahe

Sakuntala Ramanee

John McKinney

Angela Dixon

Tor Clark

Using actors to support training

All our courses offer the option to work with professional actors to bring  the ‘theory to life’ replacing the need for participants to role-play on courses. Our actors are trained in coaching skills, giving effective feedback and questioning techniques and have worked with a wide range of corporate clients, NHS organisations and the public sector.

The types of interventions they offer include:

Forum Theatre:

The group watches a scene tailored to a real situation from their workplace and then get to re-direct the action. It’s an invaluable way to experience the changes in a relationship when the participants adapt their conversations and behaviour.

One to One interactions

This allows for an in-depth practice with an actor/coach of a delegate’s real-life challenging conversation with a staff member. They are able to stop-start the dialogue and get honest feedback from the ‘other’ person? It’s an opportunity for some life-changing light-bulb moments.

Demonstration of Theory

Our actors bring ‘theory’ to life. They will skillfully and realistically create scenarios that allow the group to experience theory in practice. Participants then practice how to deal with the situation themselves.

Forum Theatre:

The group watches a scene tailored to a real situation from their workplace and then get to re-direct the action. It’s an invaluable way to experience the changes in a relationship when the participants adapt their conversations and behaviour.

One to One interactions

This allows for an in-depth practice with an actor/coach of a delegate’s real-life challenging conversation with a staff member. They are able to stop-start the dialogue and get honest feedback from the ‘other’ person? It’s an opportunity for some life-changing light-bulb moments.

Demonstration of Theory

Our actors bring ‘theory’ to life. They will skillfully and realistically create scenarios that allow the group to experience theory in practice. Participants then practice how to deal with the situation themselves.

What People Say

Client Testimonials

Outstanding Development Experience

This highly experiential workshop has given an oustanding development experience for delegates and emerged as the most highly rated element of our management development offering

Melanie Colwill
Learning & Development Manager, Hallmark Cards plc
Encyclopaedic Knowledge

Josie is an exceptional trainer with encyclopaedic knowledge of HR Law. She has a personal style that fully engages.

Jacqueline Fowler
Chief Executive British Institute of Radiologists
Up-to-date & Comprehensive

I can't praise Josie enough for her up-to-day and comprehensive knowledge of recruitment, her 'on the ground' experience, her creative ideas and passion towards her work. Josie is an absolute joy to work with.

Dr Fiona McNaughton
Online Producer, BBC Academy
Very Engaging Trainer

osie is a very engaging trainer… She has lots of practical experience which helps to make it realistic…

Elspeth Evans
Deputy Chief Executive, The Royal College of Radiologists