In community engagement, we often talk about involving the community in decision making, from providing feedback on options, to deliberating in forums or on citizens juries, or even voting.
Over the past 12 months, we have workshopped with hundreds of engagement professionals across every state and territory and throughout New Zealand, and this is what we’ve learned about the emerging trends in community engagement.
Some community engagement programs are easy to predict. They're relatively routine. But others suddenly turn from routine to tragedy.