Weeknotes: Training Workshop Prep, w/c 19th August 2019


  • Getting materials and facilitation plans finalised for a training workshop in Calderdale.
  • Checking everything is ready for the launch of a Your Priorities site in Frome.
  • Doing research on previous online participatory budgeting projects in Frome.

Last week…

  • We were helping Frome set up a Your Priorities site.

This week we will…

  • Be preparing for a workshop in Calderdale to train those who will be conducting conversations with residents. Including getting materials and facilitation guides ready.
  • Be checking everything is ready for the launch of Frome’s Your Priorities site.
  • Be looking into the performance of Frome’s previous People’s Budget initiatives, including their online voting results, to see what we can learn for future votes.

What we’re thinking…

  • As part of Public Square we’ll be creating a playbook resource. We’ve been thinking about what makes these work well, and are interested to hear from others. We’ve just published a blog post looking at these questions.

And finally…

  • Our training workshop in Calderdale is about making sure those running conversations are properly prepared. So we’ve been designing a session that covers the key things needed before starting this. We’ll be sharing more information about how we are doing this later on.