#communityengagement

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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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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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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Oct
09

Want To Deliver Great Projects? It Pays To Know Your Stakeholders.

A stakeholder analysis will help you understand and manage relationships, and increase the likelihood of achieving your overall project outcome. Failure to understand the dynamics of people and relationships can lead to issues that will have a negative impact. Therefore, stakeholder identification and analysis is integral to the engagement planning process and business success. I was […]

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Oct
02

Successful Community Engagement. The Formula!

Involving the community in your projects and decision-making is something that creates… apprehension, for many. But is there a way to ensure success? Involving the community in your projects and decision-making is something that creates… apprehension, for many. But is there a way to ensure success? Successful Community Engagement can build relationships, drive innovation and […]

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Sep
26

“If Only They Understood…” Four Signs That An Organisation Needs To Improve Community Engagement Approach.

After years of experience working across community and stakeholder engagement projects, I’ve found there are many signs that indicate an organisation needs to improve its approach to Community and Stakeholder Engagement. Of course, one of the biggest signs is the lack of any policy or strategy in the area, but even organisations with these in […]

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