DIALOGUE MATTERS are experts in Stakeholder Dialogue and Facilitation. Our unique approach combines participatory learning and knowledge-sharing techniques to build consensus in environmental management scenarios. Our design process consistently obtains fantastic results, with parties reaching agreement on the best possible outcomes.

Dialogue absolutely matters.


We have been offering expert training in Stakeholder Participation and Facilitation for 20 years, and run both residential and in-house courses. Our training equips participants with the skills necessary to understand, design and run their own effective participation processes. We have successfully trained delegates from many organisations, including the Wildlife Trusts, Natural England and DEFRA.

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03 Sep: ZSL Podcast with Diana Pound

As part of their Wild Science Podcast series, the Institute of Zoology interviewed Dialogue Matters’ Director Diana Pound in last month’s podcast asking the question: “Can we find better ways to live with wildlife?”.

Time Training article
05 Apr: Time – one of the greatest barriers to stakeholder engagement

When we ask our clients and training attendees what hindered them most when trying to engage in full stakeholder participation, and the overriding response was time and money – confidence and knowledge didn’t get a single vote! We want to give some solutions to this, so here goes!