Practical skills to support 'Big Society' planning & design


How to engage stakeholders in planning, design and development

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11th November 2010 | Bankside Community Space, London, SE1

Well delivered community planning and design is critical for providing the new localism and community engagement required by the Coalition Government for its Big Society.

This one day masterclass provides the opportunity for participants to enhance their own ability to involve local people in planning, design and development issues and devise a community planning strategy.

Working with a small group of specialists, sharing similar challenges, the day will include an overview of methods available and a workshop session focused on devising a strategy for participants’ own situation. It is designed for both professionals and non-professionals in the field.

Comments by those who attended the past masterclasses included:

"Good size of group, good to start with activity, and Bexhill case study was very useful."

"Very useful and very good presentation – good ideas and structured approach."

"Good to meet and talk with others. Good for organising planning meetings and plans rollout."

"Very useful information. Very friendly and clear presentations. Well organised workshop and excellent location / catering."

"Very useful workshop, very interesting and broad, varied mix of participants."

"Wide range of participants with different experience, good for knowledge sharing."

"I will be going away with some very useful ideas, thanks!"

Interactive learning

This one day class aims to be an engaging and enjoyable day with a focus on interactive learning and ’real life’ situations. Participants are encouraged to raise debate and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn from other attendees and leading practitioner Nick Wates.

Each class is limited to 25 participants.

Places cost £195 (+VAT) , and £175 (+VAT) for additional delegates, and are issued on a first come first served basis.

Book a place online or request an invoice here

Thanks to support from event sponsors

we are able to offer a limited number of reduced rate bursary places to: community groups and voluntary organisations

Visit or contact us by email [email protected] for more details