Turning the findings of your consultation into action – get stuck in on the third module of our public engagement course
Delivered through the medium of English
This course will look at using a participatory technique for
analysing qualitative data from a consultation process and drawing
meaningful conclusions and recommendations from this analysis. It
also looks at how to provide feedback following a consultation.
Consultations gather the views of the public - but often the
most important part of the process is the last to be considered.
This module aims to enable participants to analyse the qualitative
data gathered by consultation exercises and come to meaningful
conclusions - and including the public in the findings.
This course explains the process of analysing qualitative data -
it introduces a participatory technique to analyse this type of
information and suggests a systematic process for drawing
conclusions and making recommendations. You'll then apply these
processes to a set of notes from a consultative exercise, draw
conclusions from them, and make recommendations for future action
based on any conclusions.
The final part of this module explores why it's important to
provide feedback following a consultation exercise and considers
the strengths and weaknesses of different ways of providing
About the trainer
Alain Thomas, the principal consultant was born in Merthyr
Tydfil, Wales in 1954. He has 12 years' experience as a community
development practitioner and has been a community development
consultant since 1989. He attended Afon Taf High School in Merthyr
Tydfil and has an honours degree (University of Wales Aberystwyth)
and post graduate qualifications in Social Administration
(University of Manchester), and Community Social Work (University
of Wales Swansea).
Alain Thomas Consultancy was established in 1989 to provide
cost-effective and flexible support to organisations of all kinds
involved in community development. Alain Thomas Consultancy can
call on the services of a number of associates with complementary
skills and experience.
By the end of the course you will understand:
- How to gather and use valid qualitative data
- How to draw conclusions from qualitative data analysis
- Identify and evaluate methods to provide feedback to the
Who this course is for
Frontline staff and managers seeking an understanding of how to
use qualitative data from public engagement consultations.