Community, participation and engagement
We help our clients find innovative and effective ways to engage with their stakeholders, using processes that are participatory, inclusive and deliberative. These processes can greatly improve decision-making and planning, enhance stakeholder ownership, and act as a powerful tool for guiding change.
We draw on our wide-ranging expertise to help our clients choose the best participatory process to meet their needs. We can design and deliver these processes or provide expert advice on content and process design. We also help our clients evaluate their participation and engagement processes so they can improve them.
We have expertise in methods and tools that range from traditional consultation methods through to highly innovative participatory and deliberative processes. These include:
- surveys (including user-friendly online surveys)
- focus groups
- qualitative interviewing
- stakeholder workshops
- visioning or 'futuring' processes
- citizens' juries
- citizens' panels
- deliberative polling
- consensus conferences
Download/view our Participation and Engagement capability statement (pdf, 336kb).