Gemma McDonald,

Director and founder of Generate Theatre Company and facilitator

Excellent facilitation needs to be recognised and the profile needs to be raised to show the importance and necessity for values based, engaging and tailored courses delivered by operational experts. This is a way of celebrating what you as an individual can do and the difference you are making

Gemma believes in values-led work to help improve the lives of other people and make a difference to individuals and communities.

Gemma has worked in education for 17 years as a drama and creative media teacher and has 7 years of leadership and management experience as an Assistant Headteacher.

Gemma is the director of Generate Theatre Company, a drama-based company working with a variety of people offering workshops to support social and emotional development to all that attend.

Gemma works with Taye Training as a Training 4 Influence mentor, supporting facilitators through the Training 4 Influence course. Within Gemma’s professional and personal life, she thrives on helping the community; whether that be in through creative outlets such as theatre productions, charity and volunteering or just supporting friends and family. Gemma is delighted to be asked to be a judge on the National Facilitators award, recognising those extraordinary facilitators who make a difference.