Good public and stakeholder engagement can help you to take better decisions, understand the impact of your services or policies, build trust and lay the foundations of long-term partnerships. Effective engagement is expected by stakeholders, service users and public alike and is increasingly seen as the foundation of legitimate decision-making.
Our clients tell us that deciding which approach they should take to engagement can be challenging. Balancing aims and objectives, resources and tight timetables isn't easy. As a business, we want our work to have positive social impacts, so we have used our wide-ranging expertise in dialogue and engagement to create a free tool that can help organisations choose engagement methods that suit their circumstances and objectives best.
Dialogue Designer uses information you provide to suggest the most suitable method(s) for your needs and budget. We've defined and described each method and highlighted its advantages and risks. We've also included some case studies of projects we've run, to illustrate how methods work in real-life situations.
We created Dialogue Designer with best practice in mind. We will update it regularly, adding more case studies and incorporating the latest developments in the field.
If you want to know more, please get in touch. We're passionate about engagement and we'd be delighted to talk to you about our experience or your engagement challenges.