Training & Events

Our training is available for groups of 6 to 25 people and is delivered inhouse at your organisation…

Stakeholder Engagement: 20 Essential Tips & Tricks!
This workshop provides an excellent introduction to stakeholder engagement and is designed for anyone who wants to build their understanding of how to successfully engage stakeholders in planning processes, problem solving or decision making.

By the end of the workshop participants will be armed with twenty tips and tricks to help them undertake successful stakeholder engagement. This will include some practical ideas that can be further developed in their workplace.  Using an interactive workshop format, the session will include:

– What is stakeholder engagement, who are your stakeholders and why engage stakeholders
– Principles of stakeholder engagement
– Managing risk and expectations
– Stakeholder mapping techniques
– Tools for successful engagement

Representatives from Government, non-Government organisations, trade and industry, business and financial institutions are likely to find this workshop informative and relevant to their work with stakeholders. The tips and tricks for successful stakeholder engagement presented as part of this workshop will be able to be applied to any environment.

Collating & Reporting on Community Engagement
This training includes tips and tricks for collating and reporting on your engagement activity, including print, face-to-face and online engagement activity. We’ll include everything from identifying report styles and content for decision-makers, facing collation of sticky notes through to making use of tools such as Google Analytics.

Group Facilitation: Tips & Tricks for Survival
Whether you are planning on working with a group of 5 or 1000, this workshop will share some trade secrets to enable you to support any group in successfully achieving desired outcomes. In this workshop, your trainer will share some tips and tricks for making facilitation look easy! By the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in their own ability to facilitate group meetings. The session will include:

– Planning and preparation for successful facilitation
– Group process design, including tools and techniques
– Monitoring and managing group dynamics
– Facilitation challenges in stakeholder and community engagement

Untangling The Web For Successful Online Community Engagement
“Should we be online?” is a question asked by so many organisations in relation to their community engagement activity but knowing where to start can be confusing. This workshop will provide an excellent introduction to the vast array of online tools available for community involvement in decision-making. By the end of the workshop, participants will have an understanding of the range of tools available to them and how each tool can be used effectively within public participation methodology. Featuring live examples and case studies, the session will include:

– Tools for engaging communities online – Facebook, Twitter, Forums and more!
– The good, the bad & the ugly – examples of online community engagement in action
– Selecting and using tools appropriate to the demographic and topic

“Absolutely brilliant!  More people should engage in this engagement education!”
“Very engaging and clear.  Excellent tools provided.”
“A very interesting workshop and informative session!”
“Clearly presented and increased my understanding of community engagement”