We deliver the highest levels of professionalism, robustness and objectivity to meet our clients’ aspirations, timescales and budgets.
We design and deliver facilitation and engagement both face to face and online.
We strive to achieve positive social change, working with clients who share our commitment to learning and creating sustained impact from their work.
On evaluation ... The methods you used to evaluate the project from the young people's perspective were very participatory, allowing the young people to focus on their goals and recognise their achievements, meaning that the evaluation formed an intrinsic part of their journey.
"On facilitation – we really enjoyed working with you - you made the process very simple and straightforward, and the outcomes exceeded our expectations in terms of the level of engagement of stakeholders and usefulness of outputs in particular.”
On evaluation ... Icarus more than exceeded the brief given to them in every way. Their support for me as the project manager was invaluable. They developed an extremely helpful evaluation framework for what was a complex project and this proved to be a very powerful way of presenting the project's findings to senior decision makers.
On facilitation ... Icarus facilitated our Focus Group very well. Stakeholders at the Focus Group represented a wide range of family, children and young people's organisations so the discussions were broad ranging and covered a variety of outcomes and issues. You always kept the discussions on track and your effective listening and summarising skills enabled you to encourage elaboration or definition where needed.
On designing stakeholder engagement ... Icarus' approach was refreshingly different in terms of the engagement approach and it really helped us think through what we wanted to achieve. All timescales were met, having being set out very clearly and we are now ready to move on positively to the next steps for the Partnership. The staff were good to work with but also challenging in the right way.