It is increasingly important to engage with people - communities, diverse groups, stakeholders, everyone - to enable effective research and to co-create change. This toolkit is aimed primarily at researchers or practitioners who are new to participatory activities and engagement, although we hope it will provide value to veterans too.

Foundations and theory has information about 'where this is coming from': related disciplines, knowledge and theory... for the curious.

Workshop planning offers a way of approaching workshop and focus group design, building upon the theoretical foundations and decades of practical experience, to help you to create well thought-out and effective engagement activities.

Examples and resources has sample workshop plans and other useful stuff for you to use, adapt and learn from.