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From Consultation to Co-Creation (Birmingham)

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Join us to learn how to use lived experience effectively as part of co-creative, decision-making and commissioning processes.

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Looking for alternative methods to tackle ‘wicked’ or multifaceted problems?

Looking for tools to support decision-making and commissioning in complex environments? 

Looking to turn insights into tangible outcomes?

Then this workshop is for you…

People’s lived experiences are becoming increasingly important in decision-making processes. They are instrumental to creating new ideas, ways of doing things and ultimately bringing about social change. Within this context, concepts such as ‘co-initiation’, ‘co-design’, ‘co-production’ and ‘co-evaluation’ are becoming more mainstream within a range of public and third sector support services, and are firmly on the agenda of local and national Governments and commissioners. It is therefore important that those working in these fields understand the value of lived experience as a knowledge base and how it can be practically used to inform practice, influence policy and initiate change in meaningful ways.

People’s Voice Media and Ideas Alliance have teamed-up to deliver 1-Day Continued Professional Development workshops that will help you develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in how to addresses the challenges of working with the knowledge of lived experience, tying it in to co-creative processes and bottom-up change structures. Through a mixture of practical tasks, case studies and presentations, discussions and one-to-one facilitator time, you will get to grips with such concepts and approaches can be better utilised in your role and organisation. In the workshop, techniques such as appreciative inquiry and storytelling will be used to rethink the relationship between citizens and professionals in order to better align your purpose to your community’s purposes.

As part of this workshop you will:

  • Explore how lived experience can be used at to create impact at individual, organisational and systemic levels
  • Assess the challenges and opportunities to working with the knowledge of lived experience and examine how barriers to implementation can be overcome
  • Create a bespoke plan for working with the knowledge of lived experience in your role and organisation, and develop your ideas using peer support and critical-thinking approaches 

This workshop is perfect for team, middle and strategic management professionals working in sectors such as health and social care, education, community development and infrastructure support and public services who want to understand how to better use lived experience as a tool for quality, service or organisation development. 

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About People’s Voice Media

People’s Voice Media is a charity and social enterprise established in 1995 with an extensive history in creating social change from the ground-up. With our digital storytelling methodology – Community Reporting – we support people, groups and organisations to use experiential knowledge and insights from people’s stories to inform change at individual, organisational and systemic levels. Working on a range of local, national and pan-European projects, we have led and innovatated in using lived experience in research projects, service co-creation, community development initiatives and much more.

About Ideas Alliance

The Ideas Alliance CIC is a social enterprise aimed at promoting the benefits of collaborative, strengths-based and community driven approaches. We bring a unique combination of rich and diverse experience across the team, extensive knowledge of real-life examples through our online platform, the Ideas Hub and a wide network of partners and colleagues. Since our inception in 2017, we have engaged with over 6,500 people through different assignments with organisations across the country and we have published over 200 articles via the Ideas Hub.

Workshop Facilitators

Dr. Hayley Trowbridge is a digital practitioner with a keen focus on using technology in community and informal learning settings to enhance people’s lives, develop skills and capacity (at both individual and organisational levels), and to address social and cultural inequalities. In her role as CEO of People’s Voice Media she oversees and delivers a number of UK and European research and organisational/service development projects. With over a decade of experience in creative, education, community development and research sectors, Hayley has a diverse skillset and experience of working with different stakeholders and institutional contexts to apply participatory practices and use experiential knowledge to inform change processes. She currently leads People’s Voice Media’s work on the CoSIE project–  a pan-European applied research study that looks at co-creation practices across Europe, as well as supporting the utilisation of lived experience as part of evaluation processes, the co-design of strategies and service improvement projects at local and national levels with the UK. 

Helen Sharp is a Communities of Practice expert and will support direct delivery of this work. Helen is an Ideas Alliance Director and previously a frontline worker in the homeless and drug/alcohol sector. She moved into commissioning at Lambeth Council just before it became co-operative and led on children and youth services. As Lambeth developed its approach to co-operative commissioning, Helen played a major role in helping to transform Children Services using outcomes-based commissioning, alliancing and co-production principles. She is an associate of the New Economics Foundation and Red Quadrant and has developed in depth expertise in using a range of collaborative, power-sharing approaches including co-production and community driven development. She is an experienced facilitator and has undertaken previous evaluations, peer reviews and critical reflections.

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