Governance consulting for municipalities, school boards, public agencies, and housing bodies.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION & STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT


It's no secret, today's stakeholders are expecting consultation and meaningful exchange about decisions that affect them.

The public wants to keep it clear that public officials work for the the community and its best interests. 



Civic engagement is not just for creating better policies but also for invigorating community development — this is an underlying condition of democracy. There are many tools from our engagement repository to support this relationship between stakeholders and their local governments.


OUR APPROACH


Our engagement sessions are facilitated by IAP2 trained practitioners and incorporate a blend of digital and in-person methods to meet the organization's needs.   From full multi-channel engagement programs to small intimate consultations, our clients' needs drive our approach. 


Using contemporary methods, we tailor each engagement program to build trust in the organization and allow for stakeholders to share their voice in a constructive and productive fashion.


All engagement programs conclude with a formal report to the organization including data analytics.

An additional "What We Heard" document can be fully developed for external audiences.


BENEFITS

  • Improved governance 
  • Greater trust and buy-in from stakeholders
  • Improved awareness of stakeholder views and pressure points
  • Enhanced responsiveness and issue management
  • Opportunity for joint problem solving

TOUGH SITUATIONS


For contentious or highly emotional matters, we are especially well-equipped to facilitate these sessions to positive outcomes.


POPULAR SERVICES

  • Focus groups and think tanks
  • Consultations
  • Surveys
  • Crowdsourcing
  • World cafes
  • Town halls
  • Open houses
  • Interviews


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