Behaviour Change Game Cards Bangor

Gamification at the Bangor festival of Behaviour Change

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…

Networking in Nature Participation Cymru

Networking in nature

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[…]

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Why we love Open Space Technology

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[…]

A pile of multicoloured tablets, pills and medication

How patients and members of the public are involved in appraising new medicines

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[…]

Colourful postits on a flipchart

Method of the month: Evaluation thermometer

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[…]

Making Action Learning Work

Making Action Learning Work!

Re-blogged from WCVA In addition to training and bespoke support the Communities First Support Service is offering an increasing number of people in the CF workforce the opportunity to learn from each other via our Outcome Learning Groups (OLGAs). These are based on the methodology of Action Learning. Here, Jane Lewes from The Learning Consultancy, Read more about Making Action Learning Work![…]

Hopes and Fears participatory methods, participants hopes and fears written on post-it notes and stuck onto a flipchart

Participatory methods and techniques, networks update

If you’re new to this blog, our regional participation networks are suitable for anyone working in the field of participation and citizen engagement and we run them three times a year in North Wales, South East Wales and South West Wales. Attendees come from a range of different organisations in the public and third sector Read more about Participatory methods and techniques, networks update[…]