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Research Workshop: Collaborative Enquiry Workshops: a method for consulting collaboratively in research

27 Apr 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Professor Jackie Parkes, Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Aim: to introduce the participants to collaborative enquiry workshops, incorporating ‘open space technology’.

Learning outcomes:

 Participants will be able to:-

  1. Describe the format for a collaborative enquiry workshop.
  2. Explain the benefits of using this approach in research and evaluation projects.
  3. Identify any challenges that could arise when developing, designing, and implementing a CEW.

This session is designed as a participatory workshop. The aim is to introduce participants to the idea of collaborative enquiry workshops (CEW) and ‘open space technology’. Increasingly ‘Open Space’ is being used to generate inspiring, innovative events where the agenda is created and managed by the participants. This tool provides a means to address significant, complex issues and achieve meaningful results quickly. It is particularly valuable with diverse stakeholder and service user groups enabling all voices to be heard and all perspectives considered. A central strategic theme provides the basis from which individuals raise questions/issues in order to convene a discussion. Multiple parallel conversations enable participants to move between conversations ensuring individuals have a say, gain information and cross-pollinate discussions. A collaborative enquiry workshop incorporating an ‘Open Space technology’ and a dot democracy format (Harrison 2008) will be facilitated during this session.

Suitable for Masters/PhD students, Healthcare Professionals, Academics, PPI reps.  No prior knowledge required.

To book a place, please email Claire Saul


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