Community Engagement Standards What are they and how do I use them? Introductory sessions (This is a FREE event, funded by CIEP, booking is essential) Background: The Community Engagement Standards have been developed by the Scottish Community Development Centre and provide a clear measure for the public to use on engagement practice. Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (CIEP) are promoting the standards and aiming to embed them in public service engagement activity. This event will be of interest to you if: You want to know more about how to successfully engage long term with the public and include them in your planning You plan or are responsible for engaging with the public in communities of place or interest You carry out engagement activities with the public As an elected member you want to see how engaging with the public makes a difference and enhances your community leadership role You are interested in how the Duty to Involve can effectively be implemented This course is the first in a series of three that will: introduce the standards, take people through a self assessment and peer review process for the standards build feedback skills so all involved are clear about what is intended and what has been achieved. To book on this programme please return the attached booking form to Lauren.email@example.com The Program: The CIEP Neighbourhoods and Communities theme is in its second year. In Year 1 the focus was on skills and tools for staff members and now Year 2 is focussing on drilling down those skills to communities. Specifically this workshop builds on the ABCD sessions delivered in year one. However, you do not need to have attended one of these sessions before attending this one. Integrating the activity of the Neighbourhoods and Communities theme with the Stronger Group of the Safer & Stronger Communities Thematic Partnership, embeds the program and ensures that its activities are supporting current Community initiatives in Cumbria. For further information on the Programme please contact: Lorrainne Smyth: Lorrainne.firstname.lastname@example.org 01539 – 713435 A full program of events and activities for the Neighbourhoods and Communities theme will be circulated shortly.