Forums

Enable richer, deeper conversations for better insights with EngagementHQ Forums, designed to facilitate open dialogue and deliberation between you and your stakeholders.

Forums

Enable richer, deeper conversations for better insights with EngagementHQ Forums, designed to facilitate open dialogue and deliberation between you and your stakeholders.

What can EngagementHQ Forums do for your online engagement?

The Forums tool creates opportunities for your stakeholders and community to talk to each other to reveal what matters to them. Built on the concept of deliberative dialogue, where open discussions are a path to learning about, exploring and finding the most promising solutions and ideas, forums takes engagement beyond the survey. It creates spaces where community voices can exchange their perspectives on the layered, complex issues that shape their future.

Forums is one of eight feedback tools available in the EngagementHQ suite. Forums enables an open environment of participation, where community and decision-makers can engage with each other in threaded discussions, travel through issues together, be heard, and unpack problems and potential solutions.


Supported by 24/7 moderation, the Forums tool nurtures a dedicated space for open, vibrant, and safe conversations. Free from the limitations of conventional social media, it underlines trust in the community’s ability to contribute crucial and transformative knowledge about the issues that affect them.

Designed to welcome your stakeholders and community into sharing and engaging with each other, Forums reimagines the online conversation as one that can move, transform, and bring greater transparency to processes and decisions.

Taking engagement beyond the survey

Forums provides planners and practitioners with the ability to create and measure the open, transparent discussions that are vital to deliberative democracy. It provides opportunities for stakeholders to uncover fresh insights and a greater variety of knowledge and experiences by engaging with each other in open dialogue. Surveys can often set boundaries to community input. Instead, Forums creates a place where exchange and learning can open up possibilities for better solutions and deeper understanding of issues.

When conversations matter

Deliberative dialogue requires an environment which can support conversations that produce collective reflections, explorations, and insight. Forums allows participants to journey together to find common ground.

GETTING THE FULL PICTURE
Forums is not limited to arriving at an end. Rather, it unearths a range of mutual values that speak effectively to the interests and concerns of the community and equip decision-makers for better policy.

GETTING THE FULL PICTURE
Forums is not limited to arriving at an end. Rather, it unearths a range of mutual values that speak effectively to the interests and concerns of the community and equip decision-makers for better policy.

DELIBERATE BY DESIGN
Forums is a place for dialogues to grow out into their full potential, where community, administrators, and stakeholders can bring their contributions to the table and explore ideas together. Its multi-threaded structure supports participants to contribute to the conversation, provide feedback, and respond to other comments and contributions. It can activate participation with images or videos to present issues and information.

DELIBERATE BY DESIGN
Forums is a place for dialogues to grow out into their full potential, where community, administrators, and stakeholders can bring their contributions to the table and explore ideas together. Its multi-threaded structure supports participants to contribute to the conversation, provide feedback, and respond to other comments and contributions. It can activate participation with images or videos to present issues and information.

 

“Thanks Mr. Lane for reading through my rather lengthy first post and addressing all my issues[…] After reading your reply it seems you have a good grasp of the issues. Keep up the good work!”

- Forums contributor in response to city official

 

LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THEY ARE HEARD
In addition to providing feedback, the multi-threaded structure of Forums gives administrators and planners the opportunity to respond to comments made by community members. This exchange of perspectives and ideas is crucial to creating and sustaining genuine dialogue.

 

LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THEY ARE HEARD
In addition to providing feedback, the multi-threaded structure of Forums gives administrators and planners the opportunity to respond to comments made by community members. This exchange of perspectives and ideas is crucial to creating and sustaining genuine dialogue.

 

“Thanks Mr. Lane for reading through my rather lengthy first post and addressing all my issues[…] After reading your reply it seems you have a good grasp of the issues. Keep up the good work!”

- Forums contributor in response to city official

MAKING PLACE FOR DISSENT
Dissent or disagreement is an important element of deliberative dialogue. It allows for better assessment of ideas and is crucial to the health of participation. The Forums tool provides ways for participants to actively agree and disagree, like and dislike, and express converging and diverging views in a space designed for open exchanges and responses.

MAKING PLACE FOR DISSENT
Dissent or disagreement is an important element of deliberative dialogue. It allows for better assessment of ideas and is crucial to the health of participation. The Forums tool provides ways for participants to actively agree and disagree, like and dislike, and express converging and diverging views in a space designed for open exchanges and responses.

SEEING FURTHER TOGETHER
The Forums tool supports transparency at several levels. Participants can look across community and stakeholder contributions and responses. Administrators can get an understanding of expected and new areas of importance to inform or transform the agenda. The reporting capabilities of the tool captures these trends and patterns to compose a full and layered picture of the issues addressed by the engagement.

SEEING FURTHER TOGETHER
The Forums tool supports transparency at several levels. Participants can look across community and stakeholder contributions and responses. Administrators can get an understanding of expected and new areas of importance to inform or transform the agenda. The reporting capabilities of the tool captures these trends and patterns to compose a full and layered picture of the issues addressed by the engagement.

BUILT TO WORK FOR YOU
Forums is a perfect fit wherever it needs to be. It can speak effectively to the needs of any engagement, and function in harmony with your strategies. You can bring Forums into your consultation as required, to work in combination with other tools.

BUILT TO WORK FOR YOU
Forums is a perfect fit wherever it needs to be. It can speak effectively to the needs of any engagement, and function in harmony with your strategies. You can bring Forums into your consultation as required, to work in combination with other tools.


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