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Co-production essentials

Categories: Public engagement,

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Delivered through the medium of English


The session is intended to inform, engage and inspire; to get buy-in across the organisation, and, if desired, among partners and within the communities you support. We aim to create an energy and a ‘can-do’ enthusiasm which can be channelled into action. 


This introductory session includes presentations, exercises, small-group and whole group discussions, and Q&A opportunities. It also includes a range of inspirational case-studies which offer powerful evidence of the impact of working in this way. It will cover: 

  • What co-production is, and isn’t. 
  • Why co-produce: purpose, value and impact. 
  • Strengths & Assets. What are you already doing?
  • When to co-produce. Spectrum of engagement & complexity theory.
  • Measuring what Matters. Co-productive evaluation.
  • Co-pro and you – What could we do? What difference could we make?

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Understand what co-production is and the principles that underpin it 
  • Understand when (and when not) to use this approach 
  • Understand the impact of the co-production – for citizens, staff and organisations 
  • Understand the basics of a co-productive approach to evaluation 
  • Consider how these principles could be applied in their specific organisational context 

Who this course is for

The Co-production Essentials session is designed for those with little or no knowledge of co-production, although those with experience in this way of working will also find it beneficial. It is suitable for a wide range of stakeholders – from trustees and managers through to frontline staff – and for members of the communities you support. 

Course requirements

To ensure you have the best experience on our courses we ask the following of you;

  • Commit to attend the full duration of the training
  • Test your access to Zoom
  • Training will commence promptly, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time, as late arrivals may not admitted
  • Our courses are interactive and engaging and we request where possible, that all learners have camera’s on and participate via microphone and chat facilities
  • Let us know upon booking if you have any specific requirements ie BSL interpreters
  • Joining instructions and resources will be blind copied from, please check your Junk Email folder if you have not received them a week prior (any problems let us know)
  • If you are unable to attend please email (see our cancellation policy)

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