During the two previous workshops with Morecambe Bay Health & Care Partners and Lancaster CVS the participants identified and developed eleven tools, that helped them to address their challenge of engaging with large or diverse groups of people. This final co-​design workshop took the co-​design team (plus five people working in community and voluntary sectors who had never seen the tools before) through a process to refine and improve the final tools so they work in any given context for engagement at scale. At the start of the workshop the tool owners were asked to create a title, scenarios and instructions for each tool which proposed what the tool is good for, how it could be used practically and describe a specific example of use.

Everyone was invited to test out all the new tools and instructions, working in small groups to think about how the tool could be used in their engagement practise. After testing the tools and their instructions out the group left detailed feedback on how the tool/​instructions could be improved and presented this to the whole group. The final tools and instructions which were turned into one-​page guidelines explaining what the tool was good for and 3 suggestions for how each tool could be adapted for use in a different scenario. Once finalised these guidelines will be downloaded along with each tool within the ‘Conversations at Scale’ toolbox. Some examples of the kinds of tools you can find within the toolbox and what each tool is good for are:

  • The Uber Plan- Thistool is good for working in groups to plan the stages of a journey, agree where they want to get to and think about what could happen along the way.
  • Backpack– A tool to ensure you have everything you need to make each and every stage of a journey.
  • Bridge over troubled water- This tool is good for creating a plan of activities to meet goals, milestones and deadlines.
  • Wheel of Priorities- This tool is good for deciding what to focus on.