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  • Dialogue and Deliberation Training (2 day session)

    Created: 20/09/2019, Updated: 25/09/2019

    When: 09:30 am to 4:30 pm (same times on 20 November for the second day), Tuesday 19 November 2019
    Where: Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, KY6 2AL
    This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action
    This event is free to attend but to encourage attendance and try and ensure a good turnout to benefit all delegates, we will charge a non-attendance fee of £25.00 per delegate. By submitting a booking for this event you agree to pay this fee for those delegates who have places booked but do not attend.

    Cancellations can be received up to 5 working days ahead of the event, thus avoiding non-attendance fees. A cancellation will only be valid if we have confirmed it with you. You can send somebody else in place of a booked delegate without incurring a non-attendance fee.

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.

    Collaboration is very important to the success of Community Planning and at the heart of the vision for nurturing new forms of local democracy in Scotland. However facilitating collaboration demands a very mixed skill set, with two crucial strands. First, good facilitators attend to the quality of communication in the ‘micro-dynamics’ of conversations; they seek to nurture the real dialogue needed for everyone to work constructively together. Second, good facilitators attend to the ‘macro-level’ strategic and reflective thinking needed as collaborations develop iteratively through planning to evaluation and onward. This includes the ‘backstage work’ necessary to ensure the participatory processes have impact (e.g. on decisions, institutions, services).

    This two-day course, being delivered by Claire Bynner and Oliver Escobar (two well known practitioners), is an opportunity for third sector staff and leaders in Fife to grow their skills to help strengthen community participation in local planning and decision making.

    The course will be a blend of theory and opportunities to think together about its use in participant’s organisations – as well as opportunity to reflect and plan to actively bring the learning back to their teams and wider organisations.

    Participants can expect to develop new understanding, practical skills and increased confidence in:

    • “Dialogue and Deliberation” and how it applies to good community engagement work.
    • how good dialogue and deliberation connects with Community Planning and Community Empowerment.
    • cascading learning to colleagues and organisational teams

    This is a 2 day course from 19 - 20 November 2019. Attendance on both days is essential 

    This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action in partnership with the Third Sector Strategy Group and Fairer Fife.

    Who is it for?

    Anyone who has a regular role in working with community groups or engages with communities regularly.

    The course will prepare participants to cascade training to others including colleagues and Community Planning Partners.

    Contact: Dave McGrath
    Phone: 01592 760720
    E-mail: [email protected]
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