Consultancy And Professional Service Development

Professional and consultancy work

The Centre advises organisations, teams and individuals on setting up services, projects and running groups using social action methods. This can be in the form of ongoing consultancy or in-depth development.

Recent Consultancy, Professional and Service Development work undertaken by the Centre for Social Action

Survey of Leicester

This is a partnership between CSA the City Council and the University of Leicester to develop a survey of Leicester, which reflects the City Council’s wider approach to economic renewal and social development. The CSA is supporting a more participatory approach where research professionals work alongside members of a community to define issues, make sense of data, and appraise and act on the results.

The project will be trialling and modifying the technical approaches to gathering and representing data through community engagement, making sure that the process is accessible to local residents.

NYA Young Researchers Network 

The National Youth Agency (NYA) commissioned the Centre to explore the development of a network of projects working with young researchers to share skills and experience, work on common research themes and participate in training, which they are now incorporating into their action plan for the development of a network. 

The Centre interviewed potential members of the network concerning their views on the nature and role of such a group and drew up a specification.

NIACE: Action Research on e-learning

A Centre staff member is part of a steering group working with the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education as part of their Action Research Projects in Adult and Community Learning. The steering group offers advice and support to the project which is funding 14 action research projects in community based e-learning.

For full list of Consultancy, Professional and Service Development work undertaken by the CSA – (PDF)

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