Principles for Collaborative Public Engagement

The key to building an ongoing culture of participation with a diverse citizenry is to consider each interaction as an opportunity to build relationships and partnerships toward shared goals.

Where possible, collaborative public engagement seeks to connect with community members and organizations to name and frame issues meaningfully, understand potential impacts and alleviate power imbalances through participatory decision-making. Within any public engagement initiative, there should be a clear commitment to build the capacity of affected communities and incorporate their contributions into decisions.

If you are interested in working with us to convene transformative conversations or increase your organizational capacity to engage, our consulting services team would be happy to explore your needs today – we can design an engagement process that is right for you.

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