The essential nuts and bolts


Discover the essential nuts and bolts of successful co-production!

This course will give you the essential knowledge and understanding to start to develop co-production within your community or service. It will help you address issues such as a lack of organisational buy-in, engagement from colleagues and people with lived experience, evidencing co-production and keeping up momentum.


What you will learn

Definitions of co-production and examples.

Principles of co-production.

How to incentivise colleagues and beneficiaries.

How to connect as equals.

Understand the roles and responsibilities.

How to gather the evidence of co-production.

How to keep a group motivated.


Who is this for?

Commissioning leads, managers, frontline workers, volunteers and, those of us currently using services.



The course consists of 3 live interactive training modules, which will take place over 3 consecutive weekly instalments.

When you sign up, you will be signing up for all 3 modules.

  • Tuesday 8th September 11:00am - 12:30pm

  • Tuesday 15th September 11:00am - 12:30pm

  • Tuesday 22nd September 11:00am - 12:30pm



The course consists of 3 live interactive training modules

£75 per person for all three modules.

Payment is by card via Eventbrite.

This course is also available to be booked for staff teams of up to 20 people, to be delivered online "in-house" in live interactive sessions on dates to suit your organisation. Prices are from £700 for up to 20 staff members. Please contact info@expertlink.org.uk if you would like to explore how we could work together.


Your trainer

David Ford is the founder of Expert Link. He has over ten years’ experience in coproduction - working at individual, community, organisational, local and national government levels.

He has trained hundreds of people in the art of co-production, including individuals accessing services, frontline workers, middle management, members of senior leadership teams, commissioners, local authority leads and national Government officials.

David has developed numerous groups around the country, is a member of several panels and committees, including the Governments Rough Sleeper Advisory Panel and has been recognised internationally for the work he does.


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