Community Planning: Training A - Z
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An annotated selection of training courses on community planning.


Includes specialist courses in academic institutions as well as sessions provided by charities and consultants.

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Training A - Z

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Last updated on: 16 November 2009



Active Citizenship & Participation
Two year degree (three years part time) intended for
those who would like to or are currently working to encourage active citizenship and greater participation either within local communities or within local services.
Provider: University of Bradford, UK
www.brad.ac.uk/booklets/#ssis


Collaborative design
Range of training activities covering design and the built environment including design charrettes.
Provider: Places Matter, an architecture and built environment centre in the north west of England
www.placesmatter.co.uk


Community Development Academy
Intensive five day courses.state-of-the-art, hands on training in developing the practical knowledge and skills necessary in the field of community building. 
Provider: University of Missouri, USA 
extension.missouri.edu/cda


Community engagement, tools for involving the community
3 day course in Wales. Range of other related courses.
Provider: Wales Council for Voluntary Action 
www.wcva.org.uk


Community planning
Practical, hands on, one and half day workshops. Four modules: Overview; Events; Masterclass and Low Carbon Communities. Or can be customised.  
Provider: Nick Wates Associates / communityplanning.net
www.nickwates.co.uk/Services/training.php


Community renewable energy
Variety of courses for professionals and volunteers. Focused in the North of England 
Provider: Community Renewable Energy 
www.corecoop.net/


Consultation and engagement
Wide range of programmes and events covering many aspects of public consultation and engagement. Aimed mainly at local authority and agency officers. 
Provider: The Consultation Institute
www.consultationinstitute.org


Design training
Two-day hands-on training to help community organisations and professionals progress community-led design projects. Range of modules focusing on buildings, eco neighbourhoods, homes and youth facilities. Also Study Tours and Debates on similar topics.
Provider: The Glass-House community led design
www.theglasshouse.org.uk


Empowering communities
Online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course for planners. 25 hours of learning. Available soon. 
Provider: Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
www.rtpi.org.uk


Group Facilitation Methods
A range of courses and tailored facilitation provided by a participation and development charity. Standard courses include: Introduction to group facilitation; Group facilitation methods; Action planning; Participatory strategic planning; Organisational transformation. 
Provider: ICA:UK
www.ica-uk.org.uk


Neighbourhood and urban renewal
Day long events on a range of topics relating to Social Inclusion, Neighbourhood Renewal and Community Development.
Provider: Holden Publishing and Research / International Journal of Neighbourhood Renewal
www.ijnr.co.uk


Participatory appraisal
Range of courses available. 1 day Taster; 2 day Essential; 5 day Applied, 6 day Participatory Community Appraisals. Can be delivered UK wide. 
Provider: Peanut, Northumbria University
www.communitycampus.org.uk/course/view.php?id=47


Public participation certificate programme
Internationally recognised course based on a couple of short modules. See Events / Training Calender
Provider: International Association for Public Participation
www.iap2.org


Resident involvement
Training on locally-based housing services and resident involvement. 
Provider: PEP
www.pep.org.uk


Stakeholder engagement
Interactive online training courses on public involvement and community engagement. Also online public forums and working groups. Includes Tach Lab series on Online tools. 
Provider: Public Decisions: online Academy for Stakeholder Engagement. 
www.publicdecisions.com