If you want your research to make a difference and maximise its impact and benefit to stakeholders, participatory knowledge exchange is the way forward, says 'dialogue matters'.
Best practice means stakeholders are not merely informed about research findings but are part of the research process itself, sharing in a two way flow of knowledge and know-how as the research develops. In this way stakeholders help ensure research relevance, application and impact.
Dates: 19th - 21st November 2013 in Wye, near Ashford, Kent,UK
3 day course:
Run by dialogue matters, this course will mean that you not only understand good practice but can deliver it too. You will:
• Learn about good practice stakeholder participation in research
• Gain skills in facilitation and process design
• Explore the benefits and challenges of involving stakeholders in research
Grounded in our experience of designing and facilitating over 80 stakeholder processes, our training is highly valued. We've trained over 900 people in our range of participation courses including many researchers. We have also provided our course to research organisations: regularly for the James Hutton Institute (Macaulay Institute), and also for UK Climate Impacts Programme, Tyndall Centre for Climate Research, Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), University of York and Newcastle University.
We have also contributed to research into Knowledge Exchange and carried out participatory research.
What people say about our training:
• "Best course I have ever been on!"
• "Dynamic delivery and very informative"
• "Excellent to learn through doing ourselves and watching others’ styles"
• "Congratulations on a very stimulating course"
To develop this course we have worked in collaboration with award winning researcher Dr Mark Reed who co-authored the Knowledge Exchange Guidance, launched recently by the Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) partnership.
For more information on our 3 day course, read here.