The transformative potential of engagement in education and research

Engagement scholars and practitioners descended on Melbourne for the Engage to Transform, Engagement Australia’s 13th annual conference, held on July 18-19. Hosted by Victoria University, the conference keynotes explored the nexus between engagement and transformation.

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

4 years ago

How to ask engaging questions

Writing engaging questions is one of the most important aspects of conducting an effective consultation process. It is the essential ingredient for allowing your community to co-design solutions with you and to provide meaningful input towards your projects. Without accessible and engaging questions, you can negatively impact your consultation practices and miss valuable community input […]

Sally Hussey

Sally Hussey

4 years ago

Lesson #8: Consider Open Feedback, Not Just Online Surveys

Lesson 8 in our top ten tips for best-practice online citizen engagement series. It is important to provide innovative ways for community members to engage, by means of empowering them to provide feedback, but also by giving them the chance to interact with each other.

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

5 years ago

Lesson #5: Give The Public A Clear Timeline For Consultation

Lesson 5 in our top ten tips for best-practice online citizen engagement series. Citizen engagement can be a fraught activity with participants often left dissatisfied if they feel their contributions are not duly considered in the decision-making process. Though it can be difficult to provide feedback to participants in a face-to-face process, online engagement provides no such barriers and actually presents a fantastic opportunity to engage further with the community.

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

5 years ago

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Lesson #4: Don’t Be Shy When Engaging The Community

Lesson 4 in our top ten lessons for online citizen engagement series. Really, there’s no need to be coy about engaging the community. We quite often see lots of effort put into creating a really engaging site and then no effort in letting people know it is there.

Matthew Crozier

Matthew Crozier

5 years ago

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