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Understanding power

Create understanding of our own power as individuals and organisations, and how to share it more fairly and effectively.

These tools have been tried, tested and developed with Big Local areas.

Why use this tool?

To have structured conversations in order to:

  • Understand and recognise our own power
  • Understand and recognise the power within our own groups – personal, public and professional
  • Share experiences with others to enable peer to peer learning
  • Build an understanding of power and ways we can shift power in our practice so that decision-making and control is better shared

An example in practice

Gaunless Gateway Big Local had identified that there was very little time during meetings for any value based discussions. They held a series of facilitated workshops on the issues identified by Civil Societies Futures’ set of practices and questions in respect of shifting power, being accountable, making deeper connections and building trust (PACT) – including one using this tool.