The Community Engagement Learning Programme (or CELP), organised byÂ Wolverhampton Partnership has some exciting free courses over the coming months.
The courses, aimed at people in Wolverhampton who are involved with thoseÂ such as communities, businesses and staff, provide a range ofÂ opportunities for all interests and abilities.
The CELP core module is the entry point for the wider programme. The two day courseÂ covers the theory and practice of community engagement.
We have 2 day courses taking place on:
24th and 25th April 2012
13th and 14th June 2012
People who have previously taken part in the core modules have said:
â€œThe course has opened my eyes to new ways of approaching community engagementÂ â€“ from the importance of planning and using different methods, through to evaluationÂ tools and reflective practice techniques. I would recommend the course to anyone who isÂ involved with community engagement, no matter how long you have been doing it; the mixÂ of theory and group based activities offers opportunities to learn, share experiences andÂ see community engagement from new perspectives.â€
â€œCELP is easily the most useful and thought provoking training I have been on for someÂ time, and Iâ€™m eager to take on some of the further learning opportunities it opens up.â€
The CELP also provides a series of Further Learning Opportunities.
Coming up soon are:
Setting up and facilitating focus groups â€“ Learn how to use this popular consultationÂ technique.
â€œA focus group is a group interview of approximately six to twelve people who shareÂ similar characteristics or common interests. A facilitator guides the group based on aÂ predetermined set of topics. The facilitator creates an environment that encouragesÂ participants to share their perceptions and points of view. Focus groups are a qualitativeÂ data collection method, meaning that the data is descriptive and cannot be measuredÂ numerically.â€
Policy Context: Localism Seminar â€“ 23rd February 2:00 â€“ 4:00p.m.
Learn how we can make Localism workÂ for Wolverhampton. The first in a series of workshops to help managers, electedÂ members, and practitioners from voluntary and community and public sectorÂ organisations understand the fast changing policy context.
Working in inclusive ways â€“ 6th March 2012
Understand exclusion, disadvantage and discrimination inÂ the context of community engagement.
Policy Context: Community, Patient, Service Users and Carer Engagement in theÂ New Health and Social Care Landscape Â – 19th June 2012 fromÂ 1:15 p.m.
The second in a series of workshops to helpÂ managers, elected members, and practitioners from voluntary and community and publicÂ sector organisations understand the fast changing policy context.
For more information or to apply for a place please go toÂ wolverhamptoncelp.org.uk.
For an informal discussion please contact Sam Axtell, Consultation andÂ Community Involvement Officer by phoning 01902 554918 or emailingÂ email@example.com.
Coming later in 2012 â€¦.
Watch out for:
- The reflective practitionerâ€™s toolkit
- Planning your community engagement activity
- Questionnaire and survey design
- Facilitating community engagement activities
Register at wolverhamptoncelp.org.ukÂ and receive free email or textÂ updates.
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