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Setting up and refreshing networks

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Delivered through the medium of English


This workshop explores how to establish a successful network, with practical ideas, tips and participatory methods for setting up a new network, and for refreshing and re-focusing an existing network.


The third sector is built on successful collaborative working between organisations, and what better way than a thriving network with a common goal. Whenever you come up against a hurdle or are assembling a funding bid that’s getting out of hand, having a group to turn to for guidance and support can carry you the extra mile.

But it isn’t always easy to keep this reciprocal relationship alive and kicking. They say that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts… we know things should work better when we work together. So why isn’t is always that easy?

This training will walk you through the steps to setting up a mutually beneficial network – but also how to sustain and rejuvenate them when they’re running out of steam.

The workshop will be practical and participative – so please bring along a project that you’re working on now, or ideas for future projects, and then we can apply your learning to a practical piece of work!

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will:

  • Have tips for successful partnership working
  • Know how to set your shared purpose, aims and objectives
  • Be able to write terms of reference for your networks

Who this course is for

Practitioners within the third and public sectors who have a responsibility for engaging with the stakeholders, service users and the public.

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