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Residential Stakeholder Participation Training Courses

Residential Stakeholder Participation Training Course

Enabling innovative thinking through best practice stakeholder dialogue

Our Residential Best Practice Participation Course

The overview

Dialogue Matters runs a residential training course at our offices in Kent, UK. These fantastic courses bring individuals from a variety of organisations and backgrounds together to share their experiences and receive training in Dialogue Matters’ Best Practice Participation skills over 3 days. 

Our intensive course is highly comprehensive and suitable for those working at all levels in the environmental sector – from university students to experienced practitioners. There’s something new to learn for all. 

And don’t worry, we sort all your accommodation and food, so it’s a stress-free experience and you can focus on making the most of the training course.


We also run an online version of our Best Practice Stakeholder Participation course. Find out about our next online course here

Briefly, what does the course cover?

The course emphasis is to equip people with the necessary understanding and skills to design and deliver effective stakeholder participation processes, or to recognise when it is inappropriate for them to do so and an impartial third party is required.

During training courses we also provide each participant with the opportunity to practise skills and receive constructive feedback from participants and trainers.

Our intensive foundation course includes the following elements:

  • Theory and models are used to explain key concepts which underpin good practice.
  • Our own experience and case examples are used to illustrate points made.
  • Our experienced facilitators are always happy to answer your questions and provide advice.
  • Process design
  • Event/workshop design
  • Task design
  • Facilitation techniques
  • How to encourage co-operative behaviour in workshops
  • Recording skills
  • Output management and processing

Pricing Overview

The following prices are for our residential course. To see prices for our online course, please find the flyer and booking form here

Corporate rate pp* Standard rate pp*
3 days training with lunches £1150 £850
Accommodation, breakfast, dinner and travel to/from venue £498 £498
Total GBP excl. VAT £1648 £1348
VAT 20% GBP £329.60 £269.60
Total incl. VAT £1977.60 £1617.60
*Corporate rate for people working in a private company or consultancy
*Standard rate for people working in public bodies, charities, academia or self-employed

Where is the course?

We alternate running our Best Practice training course online or in-person. 

Delivering online makes the course more accessible to a wide range of people. It also allows us to demonstrate how we have adapted our best practice facilitation techniques and tools for the online world.

For in-person training courses, we are incredibly lucky that our offices are situated in a rural Kentish village, East Brabourne, with the Kent Downs on our doorstep! Weather permitting, we always head out for a stroll during our training course, so you’ll get an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and some fresh air too. Accommodation and meals are usually booked in Wye, a nearby village.

When is the next one?

Our next ‘Best Practice Stakeholder Participation’ course is scheduled for September 2023 and will be delivered online. The course will run over four days (2 full days, 2 half days). For more information, please download our flyer and booking form (below). The best way to hear about future courses is to keep updated with the newsletter. To sign up visit our contact us page. You can also follow us on social media where we post regular updates.

Can I have some more information

To find out more and book your place on the course, please download the course flyer and booking form. 

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“Open and informal, well-paced.”

“Congratulations on a very stimulating course.”

“I now realise that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did!”

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