Ketso is for anyone who needs or wants to get great results from working with a group of people. These groups might be large (e.g. a consultation with a hundred participants) or small (e.g. a focused meeting with three people).
Ketso is great if you:
- Work in groups (meetings, workshops, consultations etc)
- Want to make effective and productive use of people's time
- Need to engage with others (e.g. stakeholders, employees)
- Want to support collaboration, learning or creativity
- Need to turn talk into action
Ketso is accessible to virtually anyone and is particularly useful for people who need to work together on an issue or plan within a limited time frame. Ketso helps everyone to be a more effective facilitator and extends the capacity and speed of those who already run successful workshops.
Who has used Ketso
There are over 350 kits in use. Several hundred customers have purchased or rented kits (including high-profile organisations such as Merseycare NHS, Portsmouth County Council, United Utilities and Groundwork).
Ketso is used over half of the Universities in the UK including: Manchester, Cambridge, Durham, Newcastle, Brighton, Sussex, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Surrey, Liverpool, Salford, Hull, Wolverhampton and Chichester. Ketso has also been used by community planners, teachers, trainers, facilitators, and people running team meetings in private companies.
Ketso is being used in 27 countries, including: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Peru, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Southern Africa, Palestine, Jordan, Russia, Australia, USA, the Netherlands, Finland, Malta, Germany, Iceland and Portugal.
Examples of uses of Ketso include: stakeholder engagement with Manchester City Council: launch of Green City Network, developing strategies for adaptation to climate change, biodiversity and trees; developing management plans for the Trough of Bowland and Hampshire Areas of Natural Beauty; therapy work with drug abusers (Merseyside) and in alcohol reduction programmes (Renfrewshire); and in prisons (Leeds), looking at creative ways to reduce costs and improve prospects for prisoners.
Ketso is being used because it enables groups to work together and achieve better results in less time than with many, more traditional, approaches.
You can see more details in the Examples & Case-studies section.