The Communities Directorate of Accord welcomed Margaret Wilkinson for a Planning for Real Session early in the year. After being introduced to lots of very effective techniques for consultation and discussing issues, the participants were rearing to head out to the patches to talk with customers.
The highly regarded Planning for Real® training programme is coming up in Birmingham in June 2019. This participative community planning tool provides participants with knowledge of how to plan and facilitate a Planning for Real® community engagement programme. The training which takes place over two days will be at Waterside Room, The Bond Company 180 – 182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE. See our Training page for more information and how you can book.
Margaret Wilkinson provided advice and information on the Planning for Real approach, via skype and electronically, to Officers in Christchurch, New Zealand who were about to embark on delivering the third round of consultations to create parks, community facilities and recreational opportunities in a residential zone affected by the earthquakes. Their methodology won a national award in April 2017 for its community engagement, leadership, and response to complex planning and technical requirements.