23rd February 2017

Participation Networks


The regional participation networks in May will start with no formal agenda beyond the general theme of public engagement.

The network will be an Open Space Technology event. Each individual participant will have the option to organise and facilitate their own breakout session, based around a topic, discussion point or participatory technique of your choice and if you choose to do so, encourage other participants to join your session. Participants will also have the choice to join other breakout sessions, as determined by the other participants.

The aim of the event is to have a self-organised group who have collectively set their own agenda.

Find out why we love Open Space Technology here.

Participants sat in a semi-circle at the regional participation networks

Who should attend these Participation Network events?

These regional participation networks are suitable for anyone working in the field of participation and citizen engagement.

Attendees come from a range of different organisations in the public and third sector that focus on a variety of issues. The events are suitable for anyone from any level within an organisation that has an interest in practical participatory work, including consultation officers, trustees, volunteers, development workers and managers.

These practitioner networks are lively, participatory workshops which provide an opportunity for peers to engage, share and support each other.

They provide an invaluable opportunity to:

  • Meet other practitioners in your area
  • Share good practice
  • Share ideas
  • Problem solve
  • Develop participatory skills
  • Acquire new skills

These events will be facilitated in English, but you are welcome to contribute to discussions in both Welsh and English.

Free to attend

If you cancel 2 weeks before the event or fail to attend then a £20 cancellation fee will apply. You can send another participant to attend in your place if you find yourself unable to attend at short notice.

Book now – May 2018

South East Wales – 10th May 2018, Caerphilly

North Wales – 15th May 2018, Rhyl

South West Wales – 22nd May 2018, Carmarthen

If there is no existing network in your area we can support you to set one up. Please contact us.

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