Are you asking the right questions? Learn different methods of engagement on the second module of our public engagement course.
Delivered through the medium of English
This course will give you an understanding of the skills and
techniques required to deliver a public engagement programme.
This very practical module focuses on the skills, tools and
techniques that will help an individual practitioner deliver an
effective engagement programme. The course explores some of the key
skills and qualities of a facilitator - including questioning
It provides an overview of engagement methods which may be
suitable for different levels of engagement and then focuses on
techniques which are particularly useful for consultation.
The course provides an introduction to Participatory Techniques
for public engagement. You'll practice several of these simple,
intuitive and highly effective techniques which have a proven track
record. All participants will receive a handbook describing
additional useful tools.
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 a number of associates with complementary
skills and experience.
By the end of the course you will understand:
- The role of the facilitator in public engagement
- How to use a range of different participatory techniques and
when they should be used
Who this course is for
Frontline staff and managers seeking an understanding of the
skills and techniques used in public engagement.