The forum has developed organically since its conception, but in general it is chaired by the Public Engagement Manager and follows the following structure:
- Public Engagement team provide updates and news on wider public engagement landscape and specific aspects that impact SAS and SHL.
- Guest speaker gives a presentation on an activity/subject area which provides the general theme of conversation for that particular forum.
- Attendees discuss topics raised by the presentation and ask speaker any questions.
- General discussion amongst attendees; sharing news, current and upcoming activities and any general questions they have for the team.
After the forum, any useful links, documents and agreed action points are circulated via email to attendees. Attendees are also encouraged to contact the public engagement team in-between forums with any questions they have or ideas for future forum topics.
Examples of previous forum topics include: