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Understanding Communities through Participatory Appraisal

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017 from 09:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

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Participatory Appraisal (PA) is a method of consultation, designed to be none threatening and offer a fun and alternative method of gathering both qualitative and quantitative results.

PA, by its approach is suitable to use with all members of the community as it easily cuts across age and language barriers. It also provides the skills and insights for elected members in their capacity as community leaders.

PA uses hand draw pictures, post-it notes and sticky dots to gather the required information, which can be collected and analysed, and cross-referenced to produce statistical reports.

The data will remain confidential for the consultee, but will offer the required information for the organisation using a simple key that can gather required data such as gender, ethnicity, age etc.

This training day is very practical and hands on, teaching delegates to enjoy consulting.


During this seminar delegates will:

  • Get a practical and basic knowledge of the PA ‘tools’ and how to use them
  • Design their own consultation book and tools
  • Understand how to use consultation in a meaningful way
  • Look at how to get the most information out of the community
  • Be actively involved throughout the day as you explore a range of techniques and methods for consulting people all of which you can adapt to your own needs and use immediately.

What previous delegates have said:

“Very engaging; lots of new approaches with practical examples to put into practice”.

“Good practical tips and techniques. Really liked the use of the ‘diaries’ and the lack of powerpoint”.


09:30  Registration and refreshments

10:00  Morning session

  • Introduction and try your hand at basic tools
  • Tools -  mood meter and hopes and fears
  • Overview and history of PA
  • What is consultation?
  • Fruit game
  • Level 1 tools

11:30  Refreshments

Morning session cont

  • Developing open questions
  • Mapping
  • Health and safety
  • Good practice when working with the public

13:00 Lunch

13:45  Afternoon session

  • Consultation funnel
  • Level 2 PA
  • Examples of level 3
  • The key – A,B,C and sticky dots
  • What equipment do you need?
  • Tokenism instead of consultation
  • Practice run
  • Hopes and fears evaluated

15:30  Close

This programme is correct at time of publication, but programme content may be altered without notice to reflect speaker changes which are beyond our control.


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The trainer: Maxine Moar has been involved in building local and national community cohesion polices for over 10 yearsShe has been consulting communities and using the results to work with partner organisations and elected members throughout that time and her work has been nationally recognised. She has worked with successive Ministers and Home Secretaries as well as with the Department for Communities and Local Government and countless local community initiatives.



Who should attend:



  • Practitioners and officers who wish to deliver face to face consultation
  • Team leaders or managers who wish to oversee robust consultation
  • Councillors who want to build on their work as community leaders
  • Local authority partners





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8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 from 09:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

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