Public Engagement: An Introduction

Description: 

Explore the 'What?', 'Why?' and 'How?' of public engagement through this interactive workshop led by Public & Community Engagement Advisor Dr Zara Gladman. Consider audiences, messaging and delivery mechanisms and how to capture the impact of your engagement through effective evaluation.

Duration: 2 hours

Booking: CoreHR

Community & Public Engagement: An Introduction

Description: 

This introductory session aims to give a foundational overview of the principlestheoretical developments and practices of both Public Engagement and Community Engagement, with a particular focus on Community Engagement and Empowerment.  

We will explore these three elements within the social sciences and Scottish policy realms, as well as across third sector and grassroots community contexts. We will also consider how the concepts of public and community engagement are connected and give examples of the different levels of engagement you may want to consider.  

The facilitators will offer insights from their own personal and professional experiences working from the grassroots community level, to academic research, to international United Nations contexts. We will consider diverse areas from the natural and social sciences as well as arts and humanities. 

The workshop activities will focus on central concepts of values and power analysis, which can be seen to be at the heart of Community Engagement and Empowerment practice.  

Through a mixture of short presentations, participatory activities and group discussions, this session will introduce key themes to 1) facilitate a discussion to explore how all of our knowledge and experiences can contribute to this ongoing debate and 2) offer practical tools and considerations to support you to develop your work in diverse areas of engagement. 

The course is delivered by Community Engagement Officer Monique Campbell and Public & Community Engagement Advisor Zara Gladman.

“I really enjoyed the session. It was great to hear from others outside our project on questions of community, participation, and power”. 

Duration: 2 hours

Booking: CoreHR

Public Engagement and the Arts & Humanities: An Introduction

Description:

Explore the ‘what?’, ‘why?’ and ‘how?’ of engaging the public with the arts and humanities in this session.   

This is an interactive workshop on public engagement through the arts and humanities, led by the University of Glasgow’s Public & Community Engagement Advisor, Zara Gladman, and College of Arts’ Cultural Activities Coordinator, Casi Dylan. From event/project design and delivery, to engaging audiences and capturing impact, this practical session will help you get the most of public engagement. How can we engage in today’s age of social distancing? And why bother engaging at all? Join the discussion.  

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will have:

  • been introduced to the basic principles of public engagement and communicating with non-specialist audiences.
  • Considered audiences for public engagement with the arts.
  • Explored the range of factors that should be considered when engaging externally, from event planning to evaluation and resources.

Duration: 2 hours

Booking: CoreHR

Evaluating Public Engagement: An Introduction

Description: In this workshop, we’ll explore how to evaluate the impact of your public engagement. What’s worth measuring, and how? How can you adapt your evaluation tools for different audiences or events? Dip into some common methods and learn how to embed evaluation as part of your public engagement planning.

Duration: 2 hours

Booking: CoreHR