Effective community engagement requires a planned approach that identified the key stakeholders, their needs and the benefits to them from participating in the process.
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
I’ve just returned from running a workshop with the ‘switched-on’ people involved in the PowerHouse here in Perth. In looking at issues relating to Stakeholder Engagement, we focused on the value of Stakeholder Mapping. Doing this shows that ‘all stakeholders’ are not equal. Just think about this for a moment […]Read More
I’ve recently being working on a Stakeholder Engagement Strategy around a controversial issue that’s divided a community. In this case it’s been in partnership with an experienced collegue. This has been extremely valuable in continually checking each others assumptions. Often a key activity in an engagement process is to have […]Read More
Get along to the IAP2 Australasia breakfast event in Perth on 12th Sept. There’s a Panel session on how the Health Sector is trying new ways to engage, connect and deliver services. I’m a member of IAP2 and they deliver high quality events thaty are excellent learning experiences. I also […]Read More