A one-day course about working with your supporters & partners

For more information contact:

T: 0203 488 7010
E: training@talkaction.org

A brand new course!

Facillitated by:

Miranda Lewis & Matthew Davis

Matthew Davies

Miranda Lewis and Matthew Davis, Co-Direcctors of m2 consultants. m2 acts as an organisational learning partner to a wide range of clients including Comic Relief, King’s Fund, Home-Start UK, Clore Social Leadership, Counterpoints Arts, Reprieve and the Association of Chairs.

Miranda was formerly Associate Director and Head of Qualitative Research at the IPPR think tank. Miranda is a qualified personal and performance coach and specialises in working with voluntary sector leaders and senior campaigners. Miranda is also an IVAR (the Institute for Voluntary Action Research) Associate and a Trustee of Richmond CVS.

Before becoming a consultant, Matthew worked for WWF-UK for eight years, latterly as Climate Change Campaigns Director. For three years Matthew was a guest lecturer in environmental communications at Birkbeck University and he is also a published songwriter and young person's fiction writer.

This training will help you engage your key stakeholders in a way that is inclusive, innovative and inspiring. These could be your supporters, staff, service users, volunteers or trustees – along with funders, policy makers and commissioners. The day is full of practical tips and interactive learning opportunities to help you deliver your organisational goals and community engagement plan.

You will learn to:
• Define key stakeholders
• Understand ‘What is stakeholder engagement?’
• Identify, segment and prioritise your key players
• How to assess their needs
• Assess risks vs. rewards and managing conflict
• Increase your influence
• Expand and retain your community of project stakeholders
• Develop an engagement strategy and theory of change
• Coordinate a stakeholder analysis

What to expect:
• Presentations
• Interactive discussion
• Practical exercises
• Case study

Who should attend the training?
The day is perfect for anyone looking to understand, build and strengthen their relationship with their stakeholders and understand the definition of stakeholder engagement.
• Charities and not-for-profits
• Local Authorities wanting to develop strategic relationships with voluntary groups
• Smaller Trusts & Foundations
• Academic institutions
• Community groups


Offer Book your place before 4th January 2020 and get at 2019 prices!

£489: Large Businesses
£363: Large Charities, Public Sector and Small Businesses
£242: Smaller Charities (under 15 staff) and self-funded individuals.

Prices include a fabulous hot buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.
Concessionary rates for the unwaged and discounts for students are available.

Bespoke Courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you. Make an enquiry here: training@talkaction.org

For bookings and information please contact Jonathan on:
Tel: 0203 488 7010
Email: training@talkaction.org

Matthew was fantastic, really helpful comments and pointers during the workshops.
Alison Lomax