We’ve just sent this email to people who have responded to our latest call to facilitators. However, this is to everyone interested in engaging in a new debate post-referendum. We hope to keep expanding our network.


Dear Friends and Colleagues

We have now sorted out a venue and the timing for the facilitators post-referendum workshop on the 22 July. You can find below  the details and an outline agenda for the day.

There are two specific actions for you to take.

1. If you are able to come to the event in London, please sign-up on this Eventbrite page.

2. Sign-up to the Google Group we have set-up to enable you to speak to each other, organise events outside London and share information.  In order to keep information secure, you will be asked to request membership of the group, and will receive a confirmation email once this has been granted. We hope this space can be an opportunity for new projects and initiatives. We would welcome you to keep us updated about your plans and may have some very small funds to help support venue costs for events outside London.




The workshop: practicalities

Date: 22 July 2016

Time: 11:00 – 17:00 (registrations from 10:30)

Venue: King’s College London, Strand campus room K1.28, London WC2R 2LS

Enter the main reception area of the Strand building through the glass (revolving) doors, left ahead (to the left of the lifts) you will see a passage that leads to a long corridor. Go through two sets of doors, and just after the first staircase, turn left into a side corridor. Turn immediately right again up a flight of stairs, and K1.28 is straight ahead.

Thank you to King’s College London who are partnering with us on this to provide a free venue.

Lunch: There will be time to go out and buy lunch, or feel free to bring your own.

Sign-up: Please sign-up on the Eventbrite page we have set-up.

Facilitation materials: We have had many offers from people willing to bring facilitation materials and kits. We would be very grateful if you were able to do this to add to the materials that we will bring.



The workshop: an outline agenda

As explained in our previous post, the purpose of the workshop is to:

  • explore the different ways that we might work together to make the post-referendum debate more productive; and
  • provide a space for people with facilitation and engagement skills to learn more about each other and spark productive partnerships.

We will be running the day as an open space type event. After the usual introductions, we will start with “teach-ins” led by people who have experience, perspectives, research etc. that they think might be valuable to the wider group as we develop our shared understanding of the challenge we think we are dealing with and what our responses might be.

We will then spend the bulk of the day on the questions, ideas and proposals that you want to explore with fellow participants. We’ll finish by collectively identifying next steps.


Please do get in touch, either via the forum or email if you have any questions.


(Photo Credit to Tsahi Levent-Levi, All Creative Commons)