Working with communities

Place Standard Tool

The key objective of this session is to develop the capacity of relevant Community Planning Partnership staff (and staff from all their partner organisations including spatial planning) to facilitate the use of the Place Standard. Specifically it will:

  • Introduce the Place Standard – why it exists and who is it for.
  • Illustrate how and where the tool can be used and how best to maximise the return from its application.
  • Discuss examples of where and how others have applied it.
  • Provide hands on opportunity to work with the tool in a workshop scenario.
  • Reflect on its application within attendees’ local context and opportunities to link Community and Land Use Planning.
  • Provide training notes to allow the session to be rolled out to others wishing to use the tool effectively.

You can book onto this session through Eventbrite.

 Trainer: Irene Beautyman (Improvement Service)


Quick fire tips for successful community engagement

See what works and find out how to plan successful engagement and why it is important.  We’ll look at the why, where, what and when of how to engage successfully.

The content of the hours training will be focusing on the why, where, what and when questions around community engagement.

  • Why – setting the scene for community empowerment
  • Where – what settings are appropriate to engage the community in
  • What tools can you use?
  • When should you engage?

The tools we will highlight are:

  • Talking – visiting settings, door knocking, staying in touch, steering groups, focus groups and other examples.
  • Using contacts – it’s who you know, and you always know someone!
  • Social media
  • Support and information sharing – this is where we will highlight some really positive engagement stories – Bucksburn Gala, Balnagask Community Council Harbour Board application – A little support goes a long way!

You can book onto this session through Eventbrite.

Trainer: Madelene Macsween (ACC)