News and Comment


Coach training course delivered by OPM receives award from leading professional body

Thursday October 1 2015

OPM’s Institute for Leadership (ILM) Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring course has received an Accredited Award in Coach Training status by the Association for Coaching (AC). Dedicated to promoting ‘promoting excellence & ethics in coaching’ worldwide, the Association remarked that the programme: “Exceeds the number of hours required for this level of AC Coach Training Accreditation… Read More

OPM continues social impact bonds knowledge sharing relationship with Japanese universities

Monday September 21 2015

Earlier this month we were delighted to welcome an SIB research delegation led by Meiji University back to OPM. The visit is the latest development in the partnership supporting a 5 year empirical study funded by the Japanese Government into how social impact investments, especially SIBs, affect governments, social service providers, service users, and the standard of social services in… Read More

OPM research into SEND pathfinder programme published by the DfE

Tuesday August 11 2015

The final report from the evaluation of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) pathfinder programme, featuring qualitative research conducted by OPM, has been published by the Department for Education. The DfE commissioned a consortium led by SQW to undertake the evaluation. The team drew together a wide range of complementary experience as shown in the… Read More


The Council of the Future – Making all of us into designers

Tuesday February 13 2018

Participation in design is one of the ways that councils of the future can really empower people, but how? Every council wants to be empowering. They want to empower their staff to be innovative and to make decisions; they want to empower their community groups to make more impact; they want to empower residents to… Read More

The Council of the Future – innovating in community support

Friday February 9 2018

OPM Group Associate, David Newton, writes about innovations in community support on the Isle of Wight. Last year I was fortunate enough to chair a committee to design an innovative and entirely integrated health and social care system on the Isle of Wight. It was a huge learning curve! At the core of our new… Read More

NSIP Event 2018

Wednesday February 7 2018

One of our Principals, Lucy Farrow, will be talking at the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects event today. She is discussing how Dialogue by Design (part of OPM Group) became the UK’s leading provider for Consultation and Engagement for infrastructure projects. We have worked on some of the UK’s highest profile projects and have delivered over… Read More