Understanding Community Engagement (in-house)

CPD/APC Credits: 20

Who is it for?

  • Public engagement professionals working for a wide variety of bodies in the public, private or third sector
  • Functional service managers delivering in the public space
  • Consultants advising on projects and developments in the public space

Course Aim

  • To raise participants awareness of new and popular techniques of involving the public on difficult issues.
  • To understand the dynamics of 'continuous engagement', 'co-production' and other techniques
  • To provide a safe space for participants to explore alternative approaches to public engagement problem solving
  • To explore the difference between 'engagement' and 'consultation' and the way they interact with each other

Key Learning Points

  • The demanding standards of public consultation and the occasions when public engagement can morph into consultation
  • The circumstances when different approaches to public engagement might work best
  • The role of political and community leaders in developing a culture of public engagement