Media training is necessary but facilitator training is essential. Are your clinicians and managers ready to meet the people?

For most episodes of engagement and consultation CCGs have prepared themselves by making sure key spokespeople undertake media training.  This is all good practice but when it comes down to the real hands on work of stakeholder workshops, focus groups and roundtable discussions NHS managers and clinicians are often just ‘volunteered’ to be facilitators. Sometimes […]

How Social Movements Die – the Blog Entry (Book on the way)

Originally posted on Mobilizing Ideas:
By Christian Davenport Many researchers, activists and ordinary citizens are trying to figure out what is meant by social movement “success” and in so doing social movement “failure.” We are somewhat confused about these concepts because most of our collective attention has been spent on trying to understand social movement…