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
Meet other practitioners in your area, share good practice, and develop participatory skills
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As a facilitator, one of the skills you will need to focus on is how to deal with negative or difficult behaviour within group settings. Hopefully, this is a rare occurrence but it’s a good idea to be prepared for those challenges when they arise. We offer accredited and non-accredited courses on Facilitation for various Read more about Recognising and responding to challenging behaviour[…]
Participation Cymru continue to provide training for those in the third and public sector who want to achieve effective engagement. Our courses can provide the skills you need to engage with confidence. This year, like last year, we have kept costs down by not producing our own training brochure, but continue to include our courses Read more about Participation Cymru Training courses in WCVA’s new Training Programme[…]
The days have long gone when we would regularly carry around both a phone and a camera. Thanks to advances in mobile technology, everything is now neatly packed into a single device – our trusty smartphones. The chances are that your phone’s camera is of fairly high-quality, considering its size. Smartphone cameras are, by no Read more about 8 Ways to Improve Your Smartphone Photography[…]
This new webinar will raise awareness and knowledge of the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales and the Evaluation Toolkit associated with them. These Principles were developed by Participation Cymru in 2010 and endorsed by Welsh Government in 2011. Since then over 140 organisations and public bodies in Wales have signed up to the principles, Read more about How to apply the National Principles to your work[…]
The manager of the Communities First Support Service, Russell Todd, explains how he planned a programme of focus groups with the Communities First workforce, service users and the equalities sector in Wales as part of the #TalkCommunities engagement about the future of Communities First. The engagement process that began in the aftermath of the Cabinet Secretary Read more about How to plan a programme of focus groups – the #TalkCommunities experience[…]
Live streams are a very hot topic right now. People want content to be instantly available. Services such as Periscope, Facebook Live, YouTube Live Streams and Twitch are extremely popular and their user base is growing rapidly. Other social platforms or apps including Instagram, Snapchat and Messenger are also heavily focussed on live broadcasts. Live content Read more about How to facilitate an online discussion during a live stream[…]
Welcome to #FacilitationFive! Here are five time-saving facilitation tips written by the Participation Cymru team to help facilitators of all experience levels get quick-tips. These tips include new techniques, learning, planning and general usefulness for all facilitators to enjoy. Subscribe and never miss an update from Participation Cymru and get your #FacilitationFive tips delivered directly Read more about 5 time saving tips for facilitators[…]
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[…]