Community Consultation

The Institute of Chartered Foresters and Focus of Forestry First have teamed up to bring you a one-day workshop that focuses on community consultation. We are grateful and thankful for Natural Resources Wales’ support.

Are you an Arboriculturist or Forester living or working in Wales? Do you develop or manage woodlands and forests and people? Community needs and interests vary from place to place, and the community engagement required with each forest and woodland is unique.

This one-day workshop will invite you to explore the communities you need to consult with, the reasons you need to do so, and the benefits this will bring to your work while helping you identify the best methods and techniques to use in your community consultations.

In presentations, group discussions, and practical exercises, this workshop will be delivered by trainers with first-hand experience of working in this field, drawing on their practical knowledge and experience to give you the confidence to start sharing forest and woodland plans with the communities that need them.

Who should attend

  • Foresters
  • Arboriculturists


9:30 – Introduction and Welcome

10:00 What is consultation?

10:50 Practical exercise

11:00 Break / Network

11:15 Learn techniques for engagement

12:00 Community engagement

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Practical exercise – planning a consultation

15:20 Social media

15:45 Panel questions and discussion

16:15 Individual informal discussions


Tea, coffee, biscuits will be available on arrival. Lunch will be provided.


This event is subsidised by the Welsh Government and so is currently open only to those living or working in Wales.

You can book online on Focus on Forestry First’s website at


For further details about this event, contact the Institute’s Development Director, Louise Simpson.

October 30, 2019
09:30 - 16:45

Montgomeryshire room ,
Lantra Wales, Royal Welsh Showground ,
Llanelwedd, Builth Wells LD2 3WY

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