Icarus offers a range of customised training to increase expertise in engagement and facilitation.

Community Engagement – Tools, Techniques and Strategies

Giving participants a solid foundation in the theory, practice and strategy development of community / stakeholder engagement processes.  The course builds from basics, considering the different approaches to working with communities and wider stakeholders and the level of engagement appropriate to different projects and initiatives.

Facilitation skills

This hands-on course introduces participants to the principles and practice of good facilitation, helping develop the skills needed to plan and deliver effective meetings and workshops. The course explains a range of techniques for supporting effective group work and decision-making.

Building an Effective Partnership

We apply Icarus’ experience of working with partnerships and take a constructively critical look at participants’ own partnership work. By applying our Self Appraisal Toolkit participants have the opportunity to identify areas of weakness and to focus on the steps needed to overcome common strategic and operational barriers.

Evaluation design

Icarus has developed a proven training model which allows workers to understand and self design an outcomes focused evaluation. Icarus has developed the model for workers in a range of settings, including children’s and youth work and projects supporting engagement with the natural environment.