Our consultants have extensive experience and expertise in conducting community consultation and engagement projects. David Roberts was one of the authors of the SA Health Commission’s Community Consultation Guide.
We use a range of methods depending on the goals of the clients and the community being consulted. The traditional methods such as submissions, public meetings, listening posts, citizen panels, surveys and focus groups can be very valuable. The World Wide Web offers new options such as community forums and discussion groups. Sometimes it is important to understand the detail of people's experiences or to facilitate active community participation. We have a range of techniques that can be used to get beneath the surface responses or to encourage active participation.