Participation Cymru works 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.
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.
Our newsletters and mailings provide regular information and training opportunity updates, and for practical support you might like to attend one of the participation networks that run throughout Wales.
This site also contains a number of useful resources that will be of assistance with facilitation and developing participatory approaches to citizen engagement and consultation, including the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales.
For more information on the service that we provide please contact us.
Meet the team
Mandy Williams – Business Development, Consultancy & Learning Manager
Mandy provides day-to-day management of Participation Cymru as part of her wider role within WCVA’s Business Development team. Mandy oversees and directs the team’s activities, plans and delivers practical engagement work and provides strategic direction to Participation Cymru. Mandy is an experienced trainer and skilled facilitator, familiar with working in a wide range of different public engagement environments.
Siobhan Hayward – Consultancy & Learning Officer
Siobhan takes the lead in Participation Cymru’s training delivery on our training programme and in-house/bespoke training. Siobhan has an important role with our practical engagement and facilitation work as well as planning and delivering a wide range of learning opportunities to individuals and organisations. Siobhan also provides practical support, information, training, advice and sign-posting on good practice.
Sarah Tamsin Ball – Innovation & Good Practice Support Officer
Sarah oversees the digital aspect of our work as well as organising and facilitating the regional participation networks in Wales. Sarah is a website designer, content writer and digital marketer and is responsible for creating useful content for Participation Cymru & WCVA’s websites. Sarah is also responsible for promoting best practice in public service delivery, including the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales.