At the heart of what we do is to create dialogues that lead to genuine change and progress in social policy.
We are apolitical and have no social agenda other than enabling local agencies to serve their communities more effectively across a range of issues.
With a particular interest in how policy meets practice, we organise dialogue-based conferences across criminal justice, home affairs, social care, education, children services and health.
Our conferences aren’t typical. Most conferences rely almost exclusively on the expertise and authority of speakers who often sit in senior management or political roles, rarely drawing on where much of the real answers lie: the knowledge, experience and skills of those with front-line experience. Our aim is to deliver innovative and engaging conferences that not only give space to policy makers, leading experts and those on the front line, but also create structured space for delegates to learn from one another and reflect intentionally on what’s coming out of the conference.
The value that we place on dialogue is a reflection of our professional background in coaching and facilitation. Therefore, alongside conferences we deliver a range of coaching, action learning and group facilitation-related services that encourage and facilitate effective, forward-looking conversations – conversations that are necessary yet often sorely lacking.
Finally, we can provide a tailored programme to help you host your own local dialogue event, whether that’s a conference, symposium, facilitated discussion or something unique devised together. If it’s about creating a learning conversation, then Policy Dialogues can help you to achieve it.