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Co-production essentials

Categories: Communications,

New course dates coming soon 

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)

All our courses can be delivered bespoke and tailored to meet your organisation’s needs. Please complete our bespoke training request form and a member of our team will be in touch. For any other enquiries please email You can sign up to our mailing list to receive weekly/monthly updates.

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