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Representative Sample for Consultation

November 21, 2017 by Karthik  

If you’ve ever had a member of your community challenge the validity of your engagement results, you will have first-hand experience in understanding the importance of being able to support your findings with a solid engagement methodology.


This often includes being able to pinpoint and explain how your findings are representative of your community.

Understanding when a representative sample of your community might be required in community engagement is an important skill to learn to ensure better outcomes from your engagement activities.

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Best Practice Tips For Archiving Projects

November 20, 2017 by Karthik  

Ever wondered what to do when you consultation is over? Well you’re not on your own.

One of the most common questions we get asked about online engagement is what to do with consultations once they have concluded.


Because this is such an important question to answer for good community engagement practice, we thought we’d chime-in with some best practice tips for archiving projects in EHQ.

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Case Study: Rural Municipality of St. Clements

November 16, 2017 by Karthik  

Rural Municipality of St. Clements Case Study

A brief overview of how St. Clements kickstarted their community engagement around the “Let’s Talk Trash” project.


EngagementHQ is used by organizations ranging in size from national governments and capital cities through to small regional communities. The Rural Municipality of St Clements in Manitoba Canada has a population of just over 10,000 people.

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Organisational Learning Connects Public Participation in Science Policy

November 15, 2017 by Karthik  

Helen Pallet reviews organisational learning around the UK’s Sciencewise program, a public participation body appointed to promote dialogue in science policy.


In her article, ‘ Situating organisational learning and public participation: stories, spaces and connections ’, Pallet looks at organisational learning through a ‘situated co-productionist’ framework.

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Business Case For Online Public Engagement

November 14, 2017 by Karthik  

Bringing Public Dialogue To You explores the opportunities presented with online community engagement.

This business case looks first at community engagement best practices.


Then the case explores the argument for using online tools alongside face-to-face engagement along with methods to achieve effective community relationships.

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Using Interactive Mapping In Your Next Consultation

November 13, 2017 by Karthik  

At Bang the Table , we are lucky enough to see all of the great projects and consultation activities that are put together by our clients around the world.

Recently, we have been seeing some absolutely fantastic projects using our Places tool for geo-spatial and location based consultations.


In this post, we want to share with you some of the great work that is happening with our Places tool as well as some things we’ve learnt along the way.

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Public Engagement with the Smart City

November 8, 2017 by Karthik  

We’re excited to announce our first e-book, Public Engagement with the Smart City, now available to download.


If the Smart City is deemed the solution to twenty-first century urbanisation, then it masks an abyss of hidden vulnerabilities for citizens. The blind belief that technology makes things better fails to address key questions around increasing urbanisation, or how it affects citizens and communities.

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Shapefile Support for Map-Based Digital Community Engagement

November 7, 2017 by Karthik  

Over the past five years, map-based digital community engagement has become an essential element in the public participation arsenal for land-use planners and others focussed on spatial planning.


While EngagementHQ has long supported such processes with our Places tool, we have recently extended the functionality to support the display of map layers via ESRI shapefile, which means you can now include layers in your consultation maps either through WMS layers, or the newly implemented shapefile upload.

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IAP2 Core Values Awards Winners 2017

November 6, 2017 by Karthik  

IAP2 has a foundation based on three pillars. One of these pillars include a list of core values. These give structure to expectations within the public participation process. Each year IAP2 awards different organisations that are leaders when it comes to their core values. These awards were designed to “encourage excellence, quality and innovation in public participation internationally.”


Bang the Table was proud to see many clients recognised for their qualifying characteristics. Those awarded at this year’s Core Values Awards Gala Dinner in Melbourne, Australia include Central Coast Council, Victorian Level Crossing Removal Authority, and Geelong Citizens Jury.

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Expert Commentary On Community Engagement

November 2, 2017 by Karthik  

The still emerging profession of community engagement is a complex blend of art and science. This collection of articles by theorists, researchers and practitioners provides an insight into the application of community engagement methods across sectors and territories.


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