What we do


The Art of Participatory Leadership and Hosting first came to Scotland with a training event held in November 2013. The most recent and our third training event took place at the end of September 2015 in New Lanark. We have also undertaken taster days showing the range of practices that can be learned.

Supporting practitioners.

We are supporting the community of almost 80 trained practitioners throughout Scotland, through hosting reflective short refresher training events, where we also share our experiences of and learning from using these practices.


In order to increase the capacity and capability of people, communities, organisations and events in using and adopting these practices, we respond to calls to assist in running participatory engagement events such as the 2014 Rural Parliament, the 2015 Carers Parliament, the Mull & Iona Community Trust (MICT) and South West Mull & Iona Development (SWMID) community development and action plans, engagement and training events in the Scottish Government, and for a number of other diverse communities and groups across Scotland.