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.

Community engagement tips

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Social Licence and Stakeholder Engagement Conference in Perth. The presentation focused on providing tips, tools and models for planning and implementing community engagement processes in the mining sector. I’ve made a short video of the key parts of the presentation – […]

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Speak with your audience – not to them!

This was a great lesson for me. I was Chair/Facilitator of the National Health and Safety Representatives Forum recently. This annual event brings together Health & Safety Reps (HSRs) from right across the Australian Oil and Gas industry. We had some great sessions with expert speakers from Australia and overseas. […]

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Getting involvement in your conference

I’m chairing and facilitating sessions at the National Health and Safety Representatives Forum (HSR) for the Oil and Gas Industry. I’ve just come back from a planning meeting which has got me excited! Now I’m sure you’ve been to conferences in big venues that become an endless grind of information […]

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Dealing with ‘passionate’ community meetings

Hi folks I recently facilitated some local meetings with rural communities. A group of ‘activists’ came from outside of these communities. Their issues were often unrelated to the objectives of the meetings. They tended to dominate proceedings and locals were left frustrated about their involvement being compromised. So here’s what […]

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A simple way to engage with your ‘community’

There’s a whole host of tools, techniques and processes that we can utilise during community engagement processes. In a recent project it was my role to seek and understand the views of a diverse range of people. Farmers, environmentalists, miners, scientists, councillors and government employees. A bit of a cross-section […]

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Community Engagement

Hi folks, I had a workshop recently where the change being proposed would have a major impact on local government. I figured it would be important to get people exchanging thoughts and ideas before the workshop as well as during the workshop. So we advertised a starting time of 9.00am. […]

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