Community Planning to Co-production – Involving your community

This course will consider different ways you can involve your community in planning, delivering and evaluating your organisation’s activities, and gain supporters for your organisation and its work.

Date: Wednesday 21 September, 2022 - 13:00 to 16:30
Prices: Full members £55.00, Affiliates £77.00, Non members £94.00

What is this course about?         

The course is about involving local stakeholders or partners in your work at different levels – from engagement to delivery to support for a campaign.

It’s about understanding the diverse range of potential stakeholders in your work and ensuring that your planning and delivery are suitably designed to lead to collaboration that reflects the people often unheard as well as eager contributors.

Co-production is typically time-consuming, especially as each situation requires its own unique approach. But the time invested is usually rewarded through increased trust, stronger relationships, better outcomes and sustainability.

What will you learn?    

This course will help you:

  • Find the advantages of community involvement at all levels of your work.
  • Identify the right levels of engagement for an activity.
  • Explore ways to get people involved and engaged, including co-production (where you work together to make something happen).
  • Make a plan to better engage community members in your work.

Why is this relevant or important now?               

Community spirit was a big factor in local and national responses to coronavirus, and people became more actively involved and interested in their neighbourhood as a result.

Whether your organisation works in a local area or with a community of interest (such as people with the same health condition), you are more likely to meet their needs when you involve them directly in your plans, projects and service delivery. You can also use examples of community planning and co-production in your funding applications – in fact, they are often now a mandatory part of the evidence funders ask for.

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in community organising and looking to engage more effectively with local stakeholders.

What else do they need to know?

This course is scheduled to run online, to take part, you will need a laptop with a camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi. You won't need any other software. 

You will be emailed an invitation with a link to join the online training before the course.

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