Leapfrog Tool Fest: Tools for Engagement, Consultation & Collaboration


5 December 2017 9:30 am to 6 December 2017 4:30 pm
Imagination Lancaster; LICA Building, Lancaster University, LA1 4YW,


Over the past 3 years, Leapfrog has helped create over 30 engagement tools, all co-designed with people who want to do better consultation, engage more people and build new relationships with colleagues, customers and communities. Our partners include young people in care, community groups, librarians, the NHS, national park staff, volunteers and policy makers.

Leapfrog is holding a 2-day event at Lancaster University to showcase all the tools made. We bring together people who are using the tools in their everyday work, who will be offering their expertise to help you discover the benefits of Leapfrog tools and adapt them for your own work.

We’re holding 4 different sessions running across Tue 5 Dec and Wed 6 Dec 2017. You’re welcome to sign up for one, a few or all four. All tickets and tools are free, but places are limited so please book online to reserve a place.


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Tue 5 Dec, 9:30 – 12:00


Session 1. Activating Engagement in Others
Tools to help groups and communities to find their own voice and take action.
This session will focus on Leapfrog tools that can be used to invite anyone, from engagement professionals to young citizens to reach out and collaborate. The session will include hands-on exploration of tools co-designed by community groups in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, young people in care, and Lancashire County Council staff. Attendees will have a chance to discuss their own engagement work with Leapfrog co-designers and take away tools ready to put straight to work.

Tue 5 Dec, 14:00 – 16:30

Session 2. Engaging Wider and Deeper
Tools to enhance engagement work, reaching new audiences and working more closely with them.
This session focusses on Leapfrog tools that help engage more people and make richer connections with them. Attendees will get hands-on with tools co-designed to reaching people who cannot (or will not) write, tools that help young people tell difficult stories, and tools co-designed to help community groups make new connections with people around them. In the session you will have the chance to discuss their engagement challenges with Leapfrog co-designers and select tools to take away and try out.


Wed 6 Dec, 9:30 – 12:00

Session 3. Engagement within your Organisation
Tools to build new collaborations & initiatives with your team, inside your workplace or community.
Here we look at a wide array of Leapfrog tools co-designed to help people connect and collaborate within an organisation or community. From annual meetings with managers to weekly meetings in the local pub, our co-designers have created tools to help people talk, plan and work better together. In this session attendees will have a chance to seek out opportunities for better engagement and collaboration within their organisation and try out Leapfrog tools that could help them achieve this.


Wed 6 Dec, 14:00 – 16:30

Session 4. Build your own Engagement Toolbox 
Drawing on all of Leapfrog tools, create a toolbox for you or your organisation
This session is about selecting your own set of tools to help you and others in your organisation. We will look across all of the tools co-designed within Leapfrog and work with you to design and build your very own online toolbox. Attendees will have the opportunity to publish their toolbox on the Leapfrog website, and share it with colleagues, collaborators and their communities.