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about Ian Govier

MSc PGCE BN DipN RNT RGN MAC

 After completing nurse training at Morriston Hospital, Swansea in 1986, I commenced working in the field of burns and plastic surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. Following many years in trauma specialties, full-time nurse education and practice development, I joined the project team that launched NHS Direct Wales in 2000. My primary responsibility was Senior Nurse for Education and Training as well as Acting Director of Nursing and Operations for this national nurse-led service.

In September 2002, I was seconded to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as the Lead Facilitator for the RCN Clinical Leadership Programme (CLP) in Wales and played a key role in the organisation, development and delivery of this exciting, innovative and highly successful patient-centred leadership initiative. I continue to work for the RCN as an Associate Consultant and provide support for RCN CLP Facilitators in Nottingham as well as facilitating a wide variety of organisational and leadership development programmes and events on behalf of the RCN.

In addition to running ctr ‘choose the right’ training and consultancy - a personal, professional and organisational development business - I also work on a part time basis (2 days per week) for AcademiWales, Welsh Government. For almost 15 years, I was an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Health Science, University of Wales Swansea. I served eleven years in the Territorial Army as a commissioned officer with a Burns Field Surgical Team and previously as an Executive Member of the British Burn Association.

I have extensive experience in training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring and pastoral care, both within and outside of the health service, as well as being a popular and motivational conference speaker. I am a member of both the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and Association for Coaching and subscribe to the Global Code of Ethics for coaches and mentors. I am also a member of the European Network for Positive Psychology.

As an advocate of ‘action learning’, I have facilitated a number of multi-professional action learning sets in England and Wales, including those associated with the RCN Clinical Leadership Programme, the Department of Health Developing Excellence in Leadership within Urgent Care Programme and the NLIAH 'Care to Lead' Aspiring Nurse Director Programme. I am also trained as a Virtual Action Learning Coach and Facilitator having successfully completed this training via Ashridge Business School.

My particular interests include leadership, professional development issues and spirituality in health care; I have presented and published many papers on these topics. I am also a trained facilitator for Values in Healthcare, a modular programme that adopts a spiritual and values based approach to personal and team development for healthcare practitioners.

I am certified to facilitate The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People signature programme and as a registered practitioner of the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator®), FIRO-B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation - Behaviour®) and (EQ-i)  (BarOn Emotional Intelligence Quotient Inventory®) instruments, I am qualified to administer and provide feedback on the MBTI Step I, FIRO-B and EQ-i questionnaires. I am also a certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and NLP Coach having trained with John Seymour Associates who are considered to provide the most comprehensive NLP training in the UK.

I am happily married with three children and achieve a healthy life / work balance by playing the piano and guitar, singing, acting, playing tennis, bird watching, kayaking and fly fishing for sewin and salmon.

My family and I are Christian and active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

                                                                                             

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