Jackie Draper

Senior Associate

Jackie has been a senior manager in the public sector. Her consultancy expertise lies in the fields of organisation development, action learning facilitation, executive coaching, diversity and leadership in the context of change. Her focus is to design learning initiatives that promote sustainable change at the business, team and personal levels.

Action learning facilitation and training

With over 25 years’ experience of devising, managing and facilitating action learning programmes for many organisations Jackie is an experienced action learning practitioner and trainer. She designs and facilitates action learning programmes to enhance the individual’s ability to undertake challenging new work and to learn how to learn. Her clients have come from the NHS, financial services, telecommunications, housing associations, local authorities, and the civil service.

Recently she helped design the action learning set element of the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan programme for Aspiring Directors, and has facilitated action learning sets that have supported over 60 participants. She has facilitated cross-sector senior management public service sets to build capacity for effective partnership working. For many years Jackie facilitated on the Roffey Park/ Sussex University MBA. Jackie is an experienced trainer and as an ILM approved trainer has trained action learning set facilitators in the UK and in the USA.


Jackie has acted as a coach to executives across all sectors and she has developed many individuals to realise their potential and act as powerful role models and leaders in their organisations. For example, Jackie regularly coaches directors to help give greater meaning to their leadership, and increase their executive profile in highly competitive environments.

Qualifications and awards

Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)approved trainer for the Professional Development Programme in Action Learning Facilitation
MBTI step1 and 11
Diploma in Professional Practice and OD – Action Research. Bath University
Diploma in Business Coaching – Newcastle University
Post Graduate Diploma in Management ( South Bank University )
Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance
BA University of Sussex