Effective community engagement requires a planned approach that identified the key stakeholders, their needs and the benefits to them from participating in the process.
How to design a simple community engagement process to understand stakeholder concerns A case study of a proposed highway realignment through a small country town and the community engagement process used… The Williams township is located about two hours south-east of Perth, almost halfway between Perth and Albany and is […]Read More
A brief insight on stakeholder 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 stakeholder engagement principles. I was interested to see how it was run from a facilitation […]Read More
Engaging managers in decision making processes can be a challenge for many of us. Remember as a kid when there was something you really wanted? Something out of the ordinary? Like an overnight stay at Jay’s place – who also happened to live on an ice cream-based diet, owned a […]Read More
Challenges in stakeholder engagement – six tips to help you in your next project Here are my Top Six tips for managing challenges in stakeholder engagement. These are largely based on a stakeholder engagement program with community members. This project focused on the redevelopment of a local park to include residential […]Read More
Connecting with workshop participants – sometimes hard to do; and simple to address Connecting with workshop participants is not always easy. It requires effort and sometimes a perceived degree of discomfort. In this article I use an everyday example that you’ll probably identify with… And that you can adapt in […]Read More
Top tips on planning your public participation processes Getting the design of your public participation processes right is vitally important. In this article you’ll tap into the expertise of one of Australia’s most experienced local government practitioners, Leanne Hartill. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to interview Leanne. […]Read More