About Our Training

Bespoke training and workshops

Dialogue Matters has been training people and organisations in Stakeholder Participation and Stakeholder Dialogue for over 20 years. We offer a range of 1 to 3-day training courses in stakeholder participation, communication and engagement, and team building. Bespoke, in-house, Stakeholder Participation workshops can also be designed to suit our clients’ individual requirements.
All of our courses are supported by a minimum of two trainers and all participants will receive a high quality reference manual and access to a range of online resources.

Throughout the year we also offer Stakeholder Participation training at our offices in Kent, UK. This 3-day training programme is the definitive foundation course for environmental managers and researchers. For upcoming course dates and how to book please visit our online booking page.

Range of methods and techniques

We employ a range of methods and techniques, drawing on the most appropriate and effective for each situation. We are experts in stakeholder dialogue and consensus building; practitioners of De Bono facilitation and thinking systems; and we facilitate constructive thinking, group process consultancy, open space, social surveys, multiple intelligence and more.

Our processes, methods and expert facilitation mean decisions are technically sound, fully transparent and accountable. It also means decisions are easy to implement, as all interested parties have agreed the best way forward. The collaborative way in which we work also increases social capital, establishes trust and cooperation, empowers local communities and often secures long-term buy-in and engagement to projects, resulting in additional voluntary work too.

Training Courses

We offer a variety of training courses, both in-house (i.e. we come to you) or residential (held near Wye in Kent). To see what course topics we currently offer, visit our in-house training page. We are also happy to adapt course content to an organisation’s requirement or even introduce new course topics where relevant. The course length and content can also be adapted for in-house training. With so much to choose from, feel free to contact us to find out more about our options and offers.

Team Building

Did you know that we also offer Team Building events? Our Team Matters initiative offers team events that will help motivate your staff and your organisation to move forward.

Why do a Dialogue Matters training course? Find out why we think so, in the video below.