Community Engagement Training


Our community engagement training empowers you to bring communities together, build bridges & forge great relationships. Our professional courses are perfect for charities, public sector & social enterprises.

This new & exciting community engagement training course will give you all the expertise to enthuse, motivate and empower your community into action.

A jam-packed day of radical new ideas, best practice, and experience learning, that will bring your community development to life. You’ll get the chance to look at real-life examples of amazing ways to work and start to develop your own action plan.

Attend our Community Engagement Training and learn:

  • Community development & engagement
  • Theories behind engagement
  • Asset based approaches
  • Power and participation within your communities
  • Co design, co-creation and co-delivery
  • Your role – exploring place and power in your work

What you will do

  • Experience dynamic exercises and group discussions
  • Learn from each other and from the trainer’s 25 years’ experience
  • Talk through your own experiences and get feedback
  • Answer that one ‘burning question’
  • Develop your own community engagement plan
  • Come away feeling energised and ready to empower the world!

This is a fast-paced day full of group work and lively debate – you most definitely won’t be staring at PowerPoint all day!

Who is this for?

Whether new to community capacity building or wanting some fresh ideas, this is the course for you. The training is relevant for anyone hoping to work closer with communities and improve their stakeholder engagement. It is specifically designed for staff from charities, the public sector, community groups & social enterprises. If you need any more help deciding if this is the course for you, our trainers are happy to speak to you directly – just call!

Meet the trainer

Helen Garforth

Helen has twenty years’ experience in the voluntary sector in the UK. She has worked for and with a range of organisations involving volunteers including the Fairtrade Foundation, National Trust, Plan International, Natural England, Medical Justice, Freedom from Torture and Reading Voluntary Action.

In 2006 she founded an independent consultancy which works with charities and public sector organisations to support them in many ways including community engagement & development.

As well as being a Training Associate of Talk Action, Helen is a Senior Research Associate with IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Action Research), an advisor with Caplor Horizons; and a rep for Big Local.


Thinking bigger?

Bespoke versions of this course can be delivered at a date and locaton to suit you. Find out more about our bespoke and in-house training or get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Enquire about our Community Engagement Training course

There are currently no scheduled public dates for this course

Please get in touch with us for more details on how you can attend.

Any questions? Want to know more? Horse

We’re always happy to answer any questions about our course. Drop us a line on or call us on 0203 488 7010.