The final module of our public engagement course looks at maintaining the integrity of your engagement by sticking to the principles.

PE Module 4

Delivered through the medium of English



This course will look at how to ensure your public engagement practice is effectively designed to make a difference


The final module of our public engagement course provides a theoretical framework for engagement which contextualises the learning from the previous three modules. It looks at different models of engagement and draws out some key principles of good practice in public engagement along with some common mistakes.

You'll also learn how to use the Participation Cymru Evaluation Toolkit to evaluate and improve your own engagement practice.

About the trainer

Alain Thomas, the principal consultant was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales in 1954. He has 12 years' experience as a community development practitioner and has been a community development consultant since 1989. He attended Afon Taf High School in Merthyr Tydfil and has an honours degree (University of Wales Aberystwyth) and post graduate qualifications in Social Administration (University of Manchester), and Community Social Work (University of Wales Swansea).

Alain Thomas Consultancy was established in 1989 to provide cost-effective and flexible support to organisations of all kinds involved in community development. Alain Thomas Consultancy can call on the services of several associates with complementary skills and experience. 

By the end of the course you will understand:

  • The different models and good practice in engagement
  • When consultation may or may not be appropriate
  • How to improve your engagement process

Who this course is for

Frontline staff and managers seeking an understanding of how to ensure their public engagement process is effectively delivered.