Workshop 1: 10am-1pm, Thursday 3rd March 2022
Workshop 2: 1-4pm, Thursday 17th March 2022
Focus of the workshops
Co-producing a research project is an approach in which researchers, practitioners and the public work together, sharing power and responsibility from the start to the end of the project, including the generation of knowledge (INVOLVE, 2019). These workshops will provide an opportunity for participants to gain insight into the potential and pitfalls of this approach by taking real world issues or areas of interest and co-creating plans for research. There will also be a focus on learning by doing, with suggestions for how to reflect on and evaluate the co-production process using examples from across the region.
Who should attend?
The workshops will bring together groups of researchers, practitioners and people with lived experience/an interest in health and social care research. We aim to create the opportunity for exchange of ideas between participants from a variety of different perspectives. The maximum number of attendees will be 20-25, using a mixture of full group and breakout groups. You are welcome to join both workshops but this is not essential.
Workshop 1 on Thurs 3rd March: Learning to work together
This workshop will cover: what is co-production; what do we want to find out – choosing a project; who should be involved; designing the project; and what happens next. At the end of the session participants will have plans co-created in the workshops to use and adapt in their own local settings. If people want to continue talking outside of the workshop, we can help facilitate that.