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Training for Groups

Being the Difference

Our flagship course has been designed to support groups to come together and work in a strength based way. This course will help existing groups to grow and develop as well as act as a base for new or emerging groups.

Making the Difference

Following from Being the Difference, this course will support a group to develop their own purpose or destination along with a set of values to guide the group on its journey.

Facilitator Training

Do you want to gain the confidence to take part or lead important discussions?

This course is designed to develop the confidence needed to take part or lead important discussions. It is for anyone who wants to be involved with or facilitate key meetings.

Setting Up a Successful Group

Are you setting up, or want to set up, a group of lived experience within your service or organisation? This course is designed to give the fundamental knowledge needed to set up and establish your own successful group.

Co-production Training

The Essential Nuts and Bolts of Co-production

This course has been developed to give you the essential knowledge and understanding to develop co-production within your community or service.

Upcoming sessions:

11th October 2023

29th April 2024


Board and Trustee Co-production Training

Co-production is not just about groups, but about a culture. Cultures come from the top. If you are a senior member of an organisation that wants to develop co-production within it, then this course will help your understanding of co-production and the benefits it brings to organisations.

Co-production Group Development

This includes a comprehensive package of training and additional support delivered over one year to equip local groups of actors to do effective co-production, including in-house training or facilitation, access to a peer support platform, monthly conversations on coproduction and regular support check-ins. The model also builds on Expert Link’s track record of national policy influencing, to encourage national and local government to support local co-production.

Personal Development

The Wealth Within

Expert Link have developed this course to help you identify the incredible skills that you have, give you the tools you need to recognise and ask for what you want, and to help you make a positive change to yourself and your world.

Upcoming sessions:
3rd October 2023

25th April 2024

Research and Influencing

Story Telling to Influence

This course is designed to help you explore and understand the different ways in which we can influence policy and decision makers and the difference that human stories can make. It will also look at how you can use your own story to influence.

Peer Research Training

Expert Link have carried out numerous peer research projects around the country. Recognising the value of peer to peer research and the richness it can add to research projects, we have trained those with lived experience to develop their skills so that they can carry out research in an appropriate and safe manner. Clients include, Homeless Link, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, The City of London and Cordis Bright. Publications include The Lankelly Chase Foundation: Hard Edges and The Wave Trust: Age 2 to 18 -Systems to protect children from severe disadvantage.

If you have a specific project or want to explore options then please contact

Bespoke Training

Expert Link have designed and delivered training for several organisations around the country. These include the Chartered Institute of Housing “Involving Service Users” Homeless Link “Communicating Effectively”. If you have a specific need or want to explore options then please contact