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Engaging Hard to Reach Groups

This is a past event.

From 09:30 to 16:00 on 28th March 2018

Portland house, 17 Renfield Street G2 5AH

Cost: £155

Course Overview
Hard to Reach or hidden groups are usually not that hidden or hard to reach – it’s just that they don’t easily fit into a framework of engagement that we normally use to hear from or work with ‘easier’ to reach groups.

As service providers it is essential that we engage with everybody in the population so that services and policy influencing are not structurally excluding already discriminated against groups.

Course Content
The course looks at the various approaches, tools and techniques we can adopt to reach out to people who are seldom heard. It covers the engagement principles and examines the tangible and intangible barriers that people face.

By the end of this course you will be able to:
Confidently apply engagement principles
Define who you want to hear from or work with
Determine why you need to engage the group and for what purpose
Identify where they are
Find out if they are engaged already
Reduce of remove barriers to engagement
Identify if there is a trusted intermediary that can promote and sustain engagement
Select a range of engagement techniques from a toolkit of methods
Build trust - and know if it is you that first needs to build the trust
You should attend this course if:
You have been tasked with engaging with a difficult to reach groups and don’t know where to start. You are coming from a place of genuine interest in people and what they have to say. You wish to find ways to engage with people to help empower them to recognise and value their own lives.

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