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Introduction to public engagement

Public engagement is a broad term that covers a range of activities where researchers and practitioners engage with others outside of their workplace or profession.

There’s often a perspective that public engagement only applies to researchers, but the underpinning assumption of this workshop is that public engagement approaches apply equally to practitioners and applied psychologists, and can enhance our work and its credibility.

Public engagement work means that your research and practice can have more of a real world impact, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to develop a range of skills.

Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit

National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Have a good understanding of what we mean by public engagement
  • Understand why, as researchers and practitioners, we want to engage with the public
  • Be confident with the ‘ingredients’ of public engagement
  • Begin to develop a public engagement plan relevant to a piece of your own work

Delivery options

This workshop can be delivered as:

  • Half day in person workshop
  • One hour virtual webinar

Book this training

Drop us a line and we’ll be in touch to arrange a call to begin understanding your specific needs.

Any prices discussed for the delivery of training do not include return travel and, where necessary, overnight accommodation, which will be negotiated in advance of any work agreed.