Real life training by experts at the frontline

Articulous Academy provides real life training by experts on the front line of engagement.

We love sharing our knowledge, helping others to be better communicators and get real results in their engagement work.

Our trainers

  • Are experienced professional journalists, corporate communicators and town planners
  • Work every day to deliver successful outcomes in the most challenging engagement environments, with experience working in Australia, New Zealand and the USA
  • Understand the challenges you face engaging in major projects across all sectors
  • Are licenced to deliver IAP2’s Australasian Certificate of Engagement and specialist courses
  • Have led the development of industry standards for engagement practice

Our training

We develop bespoke, specialised engagement courses to meet what industry tells us you need.
Our training is delivered online around Australia and the Asia Pacific, or in person at a location that suits you.

Who we work with

We have trained people from all walks of life, giving them the confidence to know when to communicate and how to engage.
We have provided executive coaching to directors and partners of national firms and publicly listed companies.


Our courses

Our engagement training provides hands-on skills using real-life case studies and exciting multimedia to bring courses to life.You can join one of our courses, we can deliver exclusively to your team or we can develop a customised program that meets your unique needs.

We know our training changes the way people think and act.

Articulous Academy offers tiers of training.

IAP2 Certificate Training

Engagement Essentials

In this one-day prerequisite for IAP2 Australasia’s Certificate in Engagement, you will learn the key models of engagement and practice.

Engagement Methods

This two-day course details what it takes to plan and deliver successful engagement methods.

Engagement Design

This two-day course is for those who need to have an understanding of how to design and implement engagement projects.

Engaging with Influence

This one-day course is designed for practitioners who want to improve their skills in engaging with influence within an organisation.

Strategies for Complex Engagement

This two-day course is designed for experienced practitioners, The program will challenge the thinking of experienced community and stakeholder professionals, taking them on a “deep dive” into complex and challenging engagement.

Trainer: Amanda Newbery

Conflict in Engagement

This one-day program equips those who face situations of conflict in the engagement context to better manage the dynamics.

Building an Engaging Organisation

This two-day module is designed specifically for senior practitioners and managers responsible for the community engagement function in your organisation.

Evaluating engagement

This one-day course is designed for practitioners who need to evaluate the outcomes of an engagement project.

Specialised series

Facilitating the Tough Stuff (advanced facilitation)

August 29 2022

This program stretches you by practicing a range of facilitation tactics, to explore the skills needed to successfully facilitate challenging groups, dynamics, and increasing levels of complexity.

Delivering Deliberative Engagement

Date TBC - August

This program provides the ‘how to’ in successfully designing and delivering deliberative engagement methods that aim to bring together a group of people who represent the community, to solve some of the most complex challenges of our time.

Trainer: Amanda Newbery and Max Hardy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

August 17 and 18 2022

This program unpacks the principles of DEI, then challenges program participants to explore the barriers, systems and structures that impact on engagement. It challenges the concept of “hard to reach” and asks participants to consider who is “hardly reached” in traditional engagement methods and process.

Trainer: Alice Sherring

Digital and Online Engagement

This specialised program provides hands-on skills to get up to speed quickly with the latest in digital engagement.

Digital Facilitation

A half-day specialised training program to provide strategies and tools to facilitate online conversations.


A three-hour specialised training program to provide strategies and tools to effectively convene a Co-design process.

Advisory and Reference Groups

A three-hour specialised training program to provide strategies and tools to effectively convene and manage stakeholder and community advisory and reference groups.

Frontline Engagement

This one-day training program for staff working on infrastructure, construction or in customer service centres who, due to their customer facing interactions, become the “frontline” for the engagement.

Engagement for elected officials

Hosted over three sessions, or one intensive day, this introductory program is designed for newly elected Councillors.

What people say

Our trainers

Amanda Newbery

Amanda is an international award-winning engagement and communications expert who has led multiple ground-breaking projects. Widely recognised for her ability to quickly understand attitudes, perceptions and markets, Amanda leads a team of senior professionals at Articulous, the award-winning company she founded. 

Amanda is a high-energy facilitator who can inspire innovation and deftly bring people to consensus. Her passion makes her a highly sought-after speaker.

Articulous trainer i stakeholder enhagement Alice Sherring

Alice Sherring

With more than a decade of experience developing innovative stakeholder engagement strategies for complex projects, Alice is a highly sought-after facilitator, trainer and strategist.​

An experienced trainer, Alice is known for her ability to clearly articulate and explore complex concepts and problems with diverse groups. Alice has provided executive coaching services for managers and executives in Queensland.

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