Red and blue model people hugging

Steve Skinner continues his series of events for the Local Government Information Unit on Community Engagement.  R4C have been looking at this great practical session and think others might like it too.
Find out more on the LGiU web site 
To find out more about Steve Skinner take a look at his site too.
Key info
Date   28 Sep 2016, 09:30–16:00
Venue   LGiU, 251/255 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NG (5 mins walk from King’s Cross Station)
Rates   LGiU Members :  £149.95 +VAT and Non Members: £199.95 +VAT

The LGiU web sites says:

“Effective engagement with communities is now essential for local authorities. With reductions in budgets for services, many authorities are relying on communities to take action to solve problems and get involved in initiatives to tackle local needs.

This seminar is a practical training in the skills needed to support communities in achieving this. It includes a range of planning and facilitation techniques and methods that Elected Members and officers can use in community engagement at the frontline. Practical methods will cover, for example:

  • organising effective community meetings and events – preparation, participatory ways to run meetings and events where people get actively involved
  • how to help groups develop community initiatives and projects – translating ideas into action – planning tools, action planning, follow up
  • practical ways to help local groups to be better organised and more active – facilitation methods, building links between groups
  • how people can develop their skills as active residents and community leaders.

This seminar is for Elected Members and front line officers involved in community engagement or wanting to be more active. It builds on the popular series ‘Community Engagement in the Current Climate’ and will appeal to past participants, providing more practical skills and methods.”