Engaging Blog

Mar
20

5 strategies to improve your community engagement plan (and results)

Conducting engagement activity designed to involve your community and stakeholders in the development and implementation of policy, programs and projects are required more and more these days. So your community engagement plan is an essential business tool and your should find out how to improve your engagement plan.   Why is a great community engagement […]

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Feb
28

In community engagement, failing to plan is planning to fail

If you are engaging with stakeholders you want to get business results not angst, right? One of the quickest ways to create angst is to get your community engagement approach and implementation wrong because you don’t have time or capability invested in planning your community engagement. To help you out,  the first steps of the engagement […]

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Feb
01

Improve your community engagement results.

Here’s a simple strategy to improve your community engagement results. All you have to do is undertake some planning and ask your stakeholders the right question. Making sure you’re asking the right question was the subject of a recent TedTalk by Max Hardy. You can view Max’s TED Talk here http://maxhardy.com.au/.   There are stupid […]

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Dec
19

3 steps to help you avoid outrage and create community engagement success. Lessons from the Max Hardy TEDx Talk.

It was exciting to see a TEDx Talk by none other than Max Hardy released earlier this month.   Here is a link to Max’s website. His TEDx Talk is on the front page. For one, it recognises Max Hardy as one of the leading community engagement practitioners out there. And two, it gets a conversation […]

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Nov
30

12 ideas to help you add ‘Collaborate’ and ‘Empower’ tools to your Engagement Activities.

The ‘Collaborate’ and ‘Empower’ levels of the Engagement Spectrum are home to some of the most engaging, enduring and powerful community engagement tools in the community engagement toolkit. Unfortunately, too often organisations avoid or, worse, fear these tools. Not long ago, I met with a government body who had just developed a new engagement framework. […]

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Nov
22

4 Bad Community and Stakeholder Engagement Habits (That Are Holding Your Projects Back)

I’ve worked in Community and Stakeholder Engagement for a while now and there are a few bad community engagement habits that I see again and again. At the risk of not being employed anymore, I’ve decided to call them out and let you know what they are! The good news is all of these bad […]

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Nov
01

What does it take to be ‘good’ at Community Engagement?

Over the past few days I’ve been thinking about what it takes to be ‘good’ at community and stakeholder engagement. This has come after a conversation with a friend, where we discussed someone who was appointed to an engagement leadership role a bit out of left field. “It’s a good outcome she just get’s it”, my friend said.  “She does, […]

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Oct
24

12 Questions to Ask Before Organising a Community Meeting

Especially if you are considering a ‘town hall-style’ meeting… Here is the perfect article for you if you need to know how to run a community meeting… you see, I had lunch with a former colleague last week. Always a pleasant experience especially when the venue is one of Melbourne’s beautiful parks and it’s a […]

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