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Digital programmes

Facilitating fresh conversation and debate is at the heart of what we do. Our digital programmes help people do this from wherever they are, no travel, office or venue required.

We run interactive digital programmes, involving videos, animations, interactive digital events, surveys, social media discussion, and more. These are all designed to meet your specific purpose, whether that’s shared learning, stakeholder engagement, policymaking, problem solving or research dissemination. Most importantly we will always put people, not technology, at the heart of any programme.

Our digital programmes are based around five core principles:

  1. Clear purpose which is directly relevant to the audience – working closely with our clients to identify their priority purpose and audience
  2. Style which is human and engaging – using a warm, conversational style, avoiding abstract discussions through the use of different examples and illustrations
  3. Combining different ways to learn and contribute – combining interactive digital events, surveys, pre-recorded videos, and blogs to maximise learning and insight
  4. Producing resources which will last – creating a suite of different outputs which can be shared and used long after the project has officially closed
  5. Respecting participants’ time – no-one has any time to spare, and particularly now, little availability to travel; our programmes deliver great outcomes in an efficient way

While we value high production values and the latest technology (for example, we have our own purpose built webinar studio), we know that the fanciest equipment is only as good as the experience people have in using it. We have zero interest in inaccessible, off-putting technology. We use our understanding of how to build shared purpose, trust and psychological safety between participants to create digital programmes which fit around people, not the other way round.

Our experience

We have run digital programmes and events across the private, public and voluntary sectors. This has included over 100 digital events, with NHS England and Improvement, the King’s Fund, Age UK, the Richmond Group of Charities, University of Dundee, Project Lift, AbbVie, Universities UK, HelpForce, among many others.

  • Policy development and shared learning with Public Health England: supporting the development and implementation of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health. Activities included 14 digital events across two years, a survey to input into policy development, and a microsite to host resources. Attendees praised the digital events as thought-provoking, informative, and engaging.
  • Innovative research dissemination with UCL and NIHR: funded as an exemplar of enhanced dissemination to share learning from a set of evaluations of major-service change in stroke services in London and Greater Manchester. We provided a mixture of face-to-face and digital events, supported by a project micro-website to host resources, videos, blogs and further information.
  • Stakeholder engagement with the British Red Cross: running a series of digital events and surveys to engage a range of different groups to support the development of reports around community connections, social prescribing and loneliness. We provided support to a number of projects, all based on a clear understanding of the British Red Cross’s audience, and their specific objectives.
  • Staff engagement and strategy development with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust: developing a new five-year organisational strategy through extensive engagement with staff, service users and the community. Including multiple digital events, tailored surveys for particular groups, digital write-up of dozens of face-to-face meetings, and considerable skills transfer from our team to the Trust.

We have also run digital events on diverse topics including international best practice in collaboration, joy in work, networks, clinical leadership, and how national policy can best support local change.

Our services

We know how time consuming digital events and programmes can be. As such, our range of services are designed to take the hassle out of digital management, taking care of the myriad little details which contribute to both participants and organisers getting the most value from the range of different ways people can get involved.

In particular our services are designed to support both participants looking to contribute their views, discussion and debate, as well as those who are seeking to watch and use the materials and resources generated by the programme.

You can read more in our digital programmes prospectus.

Training in digital best practice

Our training in digital best practice helps teams and organisations to feel more confident in running digital meetings and events. We run interactive digital training sessions tailored to the needs of your team or organisation. Our sessions usually last between an hour and 90 minutes.

Information is collected from your team on their experience and needs and used to shape the session. We cover how to build shared purpose and trust between participants. We share best practice based on our extensive experience of designing and running digital programmes. We also model best practice in how we run the session so participants can see it in action.

What do our clients think?

“Kaleidoscope worked with us to deliver a highly important digital event to over 1,000 people. Within a short timescale they used their expertise in digital event management and facilitation to plan and deliver a successful, high quality event.”

Oliver Dye, Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

“Kaleidoscope manages to engage with people digitally in a way few others manage to do. Always professional, warm and on point, we’ve got huge value out of working with them.”

Matthew Trainer, Chief Executive, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

“One thing that was great with working with Kaleidoscope was how much they put us at ease – they made our webinar a really enjoyable experience. Since doing it I’ve had lots of positive feedback from people who’ve watched it – so not only was the final product great, but it is a really good way to share your work.”

Dr Jenna Breckenridge, Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee

“It was a pleasure working with Kaleidoscope. Their webinar set-up meant we heard from expert speakers across the world, and their unique style of facilitation unearthed new insights into the field of long-term conditions.”

Philip Schwab, Director of Government Affairs, Abbvie

“I sometimes get a bit grumpy about web based events; they really should work, but how often do you leave a webinar feeling disappointed? Attend a Kaleidoscope event though, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Their energy, lightness of touch and sheer inventiveness means they approach subject matter in ways you perhaps haven’t considered before- they make webinars fun, which is of course the best way to learn.”

Professor Alf Collins, Clinical Director for Personalised Care, NHS England and Improvement

“Speaking at a Kaleidoscope digital event was a very positive experience. From briefing through to event delivery, the whole process felt seamless, and the Kaleidoscope team were professional and well prepared. Kaleidoscope’s clear and regular communication gave me confidence that they had everything under control. I would happily work with them again”

Sarah Mukherjee, Chief Executive, IEMA

“Kaleidoscope took us back to basics with their well curated, resourceful and expert led digital events training session.  It was an immersive experience for attendees, who learned practical tools and tips that were pitched perfectly for our team.  We will definitely be implementing the tools, techniques and learning we took from this event.”

Emma Pritchard, Public Affairs Graduate, Communication, Policy and Access Directorate, Roche Products Limited

Could we help you?

Could our digital programmes help with your shared learning, stakeholder engagement, policymaking, problem solving or research dissemination? Get in touch to talk about our options.