The Participation Agency.

PSW joins with its partner TAP Arts to form the Participation Agency, specialists in engagement and participation.

Through the Participation Agency, we offer a tailored approach using tried and tested tools and techniques to involve, engage and enable action in communities, in organisations and partnerships.

We bring people together who may not usually meet and we support them to work out together their own issues, plans, priorities and solutions. We offer expertise in communications, strategy, events and publications.

In 2014 we researched the range of ways in which engagement is being defined and used by organisations across public and community sectors and would welcome an opportunity to hear your views on our insight report - download here - on the Participation Agency blog. We held a successful conference day about the findings on 26 June 2014 - see the report of the day here.

Please contact Roma Iskander to talk about this area of work: or 07956 635802

The Participation Agency partners have a blog site at where they log up-to-date information on projects and ideas. Do visit and add your comments!


The Participation Agency offers highly rated training.

2016 programme of training :

Open Space Training for Facilitators: ran successfully in London 8 - 10 June 2016 - a longstanding programme held in East London.

Now recruiting for a programme in association with Save the Children running 20 Sept and 5/6 October in London. For details email

"relaxed, open, inclusive - a great advert for the methodology"

"one of the (few) really useful programmes I have attended"

Contact us for future dates for this 3 day programme now in its 14th year.

More details here .

For more about Open Space, click here for a compilation of images that gives a flavour of the method.

The first day of the programme is also offered as a taster day

The third day of the programme is offered as a development day for people who work in Open Space or who commission its use.

Participants really enjoyed these one day offers in 2015 & 2016. For both one day attenders and three day attenders, it really deepened the group learning. Everyone was refreshed and energised!

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