Category Archives: Community Engagement

World Design Summit Montreal

Chrissie and Mike at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, the venue for the World Design Summit.
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International recognition for Connectivity Associates

  Chrissie and Mike have been invited to present at the World Design Summit in Montreal in October. Their presentation is about Innovative Approaches to Participation in Urban Planning. It is based on their extensive experience of community consultation including case studies of Warrington and Heaton Moor.  
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Responsible Tourism Conference

            Chrissie was invited to speak at the International Responsible Tourism conference which was held yesterday at the Monastery in Manchester. My topic was communication between Destination Managers and Town Planners. I was encouraging Destination Managers to talk more to planners and gave them four reasons why they should. Planners plan strategically […]
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Teach First Workshops

I run workshops for Teach First on Stakeholder Engagement. Teach First trains and supports people with leadership potential to become teachers in schools in low income communities across the UK. They are an excellent charity and their teachers help young people believe in themselves, and empower them to build a future they may not have believed […]
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Foundation for Peace

I have been engaged on a project at the Peace Centre for 14 months to set up a social enterprise, the Resolution Training Company. The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace was set up after the Warrington IRA bomb in 1993 which killed two boys and injured 56 People. The foundation carries out some […]
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In stormy seas…

I went to the Charity Leaders Exchange event yesterday at the wonderful Getty Images Gallery in London. Surrounded by images and some of the dresses owned by Marilyn Munroe a group of Charity Leaders and other associated professionals discussed the value of Stakeholder Engagement in times of recession. The title of the session was “In […]
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My whole career passed before me

I have been going through my Contacts List. There were so many contacts that Outlook was taking a long time to load. So, I put the radio or a podcast on and settled down. It has been a fascinating process. I have found contacts from projects all over the world – some successful, some less […]
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Neighbourhood Planning

Connectivity and Mind the Gap Research and Training are meeting today to discuss Neighbourhood Planning and to explore the synergies we could bring to local groups, developers and Local authorities.
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Police and Peace

As part of my role as business advisor to the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, I sat in one of their training sessions for the Merseyside Police. The workshop was for Family Liaison Officers and Emergency Call takers. The aim was to help them to deal with critical incidents. Trevor, who had lost […]
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Imperial War Museum Training

I took part in a very memorable session today at the Imperial War Museum North. Trainers, Jo Dover and John Kabia, from the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace ran a session for IWM staff to help them deal with visitors who become distressed whilst at the Museum. Images, sounds, objects and films can […]
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