NW Environmental has developed an effective approach to the development of partnership projects, based aound interactive workshops.
The format of these events allows all partners to make meaningful input into the vision, aims and objectives of a project. They then participate fully in exploring the challenges and opportunities presented by the emerging project. Outputs kick-started by this approach can range form a brief discussion document to a full-blown business plan, but always with the advantage that all stakeholders can see where and how their ideas and concerns have been taken into account.
We can also run 'Prove It' workshops with project stakeholders, an ideal way of getting feedback on the effectiveness of partnership and complex projects within the wider Prove It evaluation toolkit. The methodology was developed by the heritage Lottery Fund with the new Economics Foundation, but can be used effectively for any partnership project.