Community Engagement

  • Planning your community engagement strategy
  • Implementation of your community engagement strategy and events

Effective community engagement requires a planned approach that identified the key stakeholders, their needs and the benefits to them from participating in the process.

seagull engagement

What a Seagull Taught Me About Stakeholder Engagement

A brief insight on engagement principles Not long after I started my consultancy business I was invited by my local town council to attend a ‘community visioning’ workshop. It taught me a lot about engagement principles. I was interested to see how it was run from a facilitation perspective, along […]

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push back

How to deal with push back statements

Ever experienced a push back moment? You’ve no doubt been in a meeting or workshop when you hear someone saying, “we can’t”, “you can’t” or “it won’t”. My Gen Y buddies tell me these are push back statements.   They’re often used as a strategy by meeting participants when things […]

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Forage shrubs project insights

Should Cattle and Sheep Eat Small Trees? A Role for Forage Shrubs in Australia.

Insights from a project that tried to understand which forage shrubs species work best and where. The SERCS* project established demonstration sites in three states across Australia. It aimed to help farmers to better identify and understand the establishment methods and management techniques required for successful performance of forage shrubs […]

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Facilitation in the workplace

Eight Tips for Managing Meeting Participants

In some meetings we get people who are keen and enthusiastic and love to express their ideas – repeatedly. It’s always good to get participation and input, we need to make sure that all people are given the opportunity to participate. Below are some ideas (generated by members of the […]

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Build your Community Engagement Skills

Well done to the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) for putting on another great conference in Adelaide. In case you missed it, I’d highly recommend tapping in to the resources and programs of IAP2 in the future. The video of conference highlights shows what an excellent promotional tool video […]

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Community Engagement Tips

Facilitation and Community Engagement Tips

Confessions of a MIA facilitator… I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me….this may or may not have involved a kidnapping, a faked disappearance or monastic retreat – I’ll let you decide. Lame excuses aside, one thing that you can rely on is getting valuable, practical and ready […]

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