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Co-Production in Public Engagement & Consultation - Principles & Practices (in-house)

CPD/APC Credits:  25

In the fast-changing landscape of consultation and engagement there is an increasing emphasis on the use of co-production in public service redesign.  Coupled with the move by policy makers for continuous engagement in the dialogue with services users, the public and stakeholders, this can result in sometimes challenging relationship shifts amongst the partners in the process.  However, co-production is a proven and effective method that is an essential element of the professional and stakeholder toolkit, used properly it is an invaluable asset.

So, the big question for many of us is ‘what is co-production and how we do it?’ There are a range of different definitions and applications from the world of social care to the field of community building, some, or all of which are right in consultation and engagement, making the process more effective.

This one-day course aims to provide a definition of co-production within the context of consultation and engagement and explore its broad principles, we will also look at practical applications of a range of methods. The course will be conducted in an interactive and supportive learning environment.

Who is it for

This is designed around the interests of everyone involved in engagement and consultation, from professionals to stakeholders and members of the communities they serve.

Course Aims

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have a clear grounding in the principles and practices of co-production;
  • Be introduced to a range of methods that support practical co-production;
  • Develop an understanding of the likely points in the consultation timeline in which the various methods are most appropriate;
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship dynamics inherent in adopting co-production solutions;
  • Be given practical examples of co-production in action.

Key learning Points

  • Worked case study examples of the practical application of co-production.
  • Understanding of the definitions and application of co-production in consultation and engagement.
  • Establishing insight into the roles and responsibilities required for equitable relationships to support meaningful coproduction.
  • When and where to apply co-production in engagement and consultation.
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