*VIRTUAL” – Participation and Consultation in Transport Planning

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Virtual Consultation in Transport Planning Course

 

Description:

Taking into account the latest Government recommendations regarding social distancing and working from home regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision in conjunction with the trainers that this course will now be delivered via distance learning. The course will still have all the course work, workshops and interactivity as those delivered in the classroom, allowing for the same level of learning while taking into account the recommendations for these special circumstances. There will be a live trainer facilitating this course from 9:00 – 17:00 GMT.

Increasing importance is now being placed on the role of consultation and public participation as part of the policy and infrastructure scheme development process. Policy and best practice guidance encourages those involved, national and local government agencies, other public sector bodies, developers, and other agencies, to consider using both established innovative tools to engage with communities.

Not only is it important to ensure that public sector bodies ‘tick the boxes’ for public participation, but it is also important to ensure that projects achieve buy-in from the communities that they affect and reach people traditionally excluded from the conversation on built environment issues.

This course sets out what responsible organisations must do to enable inclusive development. In addition, and possibly even more important, it demonstrates, through practical case studies, the difference between running public participation well and running it badly.

Overview

Increasing importance is now being placed on the role of consultation and public participation as part of the policy and infrastructure scheme development process. Policy and best practice guidance encourages those involved, national and local government agencies, other public sector bodies, developers, and other agencies, to consider using both established innovative tools to engage with communities.

Not only is it important to ensure that public sector bodies ‘tick the boxes’ for public participation, but it is also important to ensure that projects achieve buy-in from the communities that they affect and
reach people traditionally excluded from the conversation on built environment issues.This course sets out what responsible organisations must do to enable inclusive development. In addition, and possibly even more important, it demonstrates, through practical case studies, the difference between running public participation well and running it badly.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will have an understanding of:

• The legislation and policy requirements for different types of projects
• The benefits beyond ticking boxes set out by legislation and local and
national government policy
•How and when to invite public participation
•How to identify, understand and communicate with stakeholders
•How to effectively communicate and manage relationships with
politicians, media, interest groups and communities
•How to communicate technical information in plain English, in a way
that achieves buy-in to your projects
• What tools are available: the benefits and limitations
•How to record, manage, analyse and present outcomes

Topics covered

• Fundamental concepts and principles of participation
• Relevant participation policies and legislations
• Stakeholder identification and management
•Best practice in copywriting for a lay audience
•Managing relationships with the media
• Traditional engagement tools
• Social media and digital tools
• Feedback analysis and reporting

Who should attend

This course is aimed at junior and senior transport planners, transport managers and those working in associated professions who want to improve their skills in developing, managing and executing public participation exercises.

Duration: 1 Day

Cost: £365 + Vat

 

Online Consultation in Transport Planning Training

Consultation in Transport Planning online Training course.

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