Helping you to develop and deliver citizen centred servicesWe work with public service organisations in the public, private and third sectors to achieve better public engagement in the design, development and delivery of citizen-centred services for the people of Wales
A wide variety of innovative workshops and training courses
We work with people and organisations and not for them
Home of the National Principles for Public Engagement
Putting people at the centre
What we do
We are part of WCVA's Consultancy & Learning team. We have a comprehensive training programme, which includes a variety of courses for organisations that are looking to develop their skills in public engagement approaches, methods and techniques. We can also provide in-house training to meet your needs or carry out practical engagement work with your organisation.
Tailored to meet your needs
Using innovative methods
Working with individuals and organisations
Free events for engagement practitioners
National Principles for Public Engagement
Regional participation network events taking place in May 2017 - Find out more below
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Participation Cymru’s brand new website is now live and we want to know what topics you care about the most Participation Cymru has a brand new website, enabling us to more effectively meet the needs of our audience, produce engaging content for you and gain full creative control over our online space. This new website Read more about Participation Cymru launch brand new website[…]
The most recent North Wales Participation Network was held as part of a wider event – the Festival of Behaviour Change which took place in Pontio, Bangor University and was organised in partnership with Wales Audit Office and Good Practice Wales.
The Behaviour Change Festival was aimed at people with an interest in social change or innovation in roles in healthcare, education, local and national government and the voluntary sector…
In the Participation Cymru team we love spending time outdoors and the opportunity of holding a network in the open air is an idea we’ve thrown around for a while. So, just after the early May Bank Holiday weekend we held our first ever practitioner network event that took place in nature with the help Read more about Networking in nature[…]
Presentations created using PowerPoint have been a large part of the business world for the past 20 years. A presentation is a speech that’s meant to inform, persuade or build good relationships; the slides that appear behind the speaker are there to compliment their words. The concept of presenting in this style is here to stay, but why do traditionally styled presentations seem so boring these days?
As well as being Participation Cymru’s Adminstrator, I am also the lead on the protected characteristics of pregnancy and maternity under the Equality Act 2010. I am the proud mother of a lovely one year girl and was adamant from the start that I wanted to return to work, largely so that she would grow Read more about Improving maternity services in Wales[…]
If you’ve never come across the concept of Open Space Technology before and you’re familiar with a formal style of hosting meetings, it can seem quite daunting to have to facilitate or even participate in a session that uses Open Space. This style of facilitating fits our ethos Our ethos is that ‘We work with Read more about Why we love Open Space Technology[…]
I recently attended a meeting of the Patient and Public Interest Group (PAPIG), which is made up of patients, carers, patient advocates and third sector organisations. The group feeds their views via the All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Group (AWTTC), who provide professional, technical and administrative support to the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG). Read more about How patients and members of the public are involved in appraising new medicines[…]
At the All Wales Participation Network this year, Joe Powell set the tone with a powerful opening speech about the importance of full participation in society for people with learning disabilities. Joe was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 1996 and has spent 11 years in social care. He is now National Director of All Wales Read more about Participation is key to challenging discrimination[…]
Every month we feature a participatory method/tool in our newsletter and I am always thrilled to have such positive feedback and am frequently told by readers that they really look forward to see what the ‘Method of the month’ will be! As a result we thought it would be a nice idea to turn this feature into Read more about Method of the month: Evaluation thermometer[…]