Facilitating dialogue so people and nature flourish
Enabling innovative thinking through best practice stakeholder dialogue
We are experts in Stakeholder Participation,
Process Design & Facilitation
We design and facilitate decision making and knowledge sharing processes that bring people together in stakeholder workshops. We also provide residential and in-house training, so that we can share our skills with you. We run training courses on stakeholder facilitation and dialogue, policy making and communication.
We design bespoke processes based on the phases in best practice dialogue.
We design and facilitate workshops drawing on our knowledge of power, psychology, and group dynamics.
We offer a wide range of training courses applicable to many differed contexts, all routed in best practice engagement.
We run best practice participatory research projects, involving end users of research upfront.
Organisations we have collaborated with
University of Aberdeen
University of Leeds
Westminster City Council
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
UNESCO, World Water Council, International Water Association and IIASA
SEE (South Eastern Europe) River Projects
PERSGA Secretariat to the Jeddah Convention
EU – DG Environment
African Technology and Policy Studies Network
SINP (Croatian Nature Conservation Agency)
Why dialogue matters
Our approach to facilitation is unique and is what sets us apart. Our process design expertly combines a mix of participatory learning and knowledge-sharing techniques. Processes can vary from a single workshop to multiple workshops, involve anything from 8 to 160 people, and range from scenarios with high tension to those with none, across cultures, languages and interests.
The work we do helps communities make better decisions, maximises their resources for action and provides projects with greater momentum. To find out more about our work take a look at our case studies. We truly believe the work we do makes a huge difference to people and the planet. But don’t just take our word for it! Have a look at what others say about our work.
Sharing knowledge internationally
We are proud to have shared our knowledge internationally by working with a huge variety of countries, each with different cultures and challenges. Some topics we have worked on include protected area management on land and at sea, developing climate adaptation strategies, and bridging the gap between science and policy for international organisations.
This map demonstrates the countries we have collaborated with, which includes: Anguilla, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Mediterranean, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paris, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Tanzania, Turks and Caicos Islands, Wales”
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News & Training
Dialogue Matters worked with the University of Lancashire, commissioned by Natural England, to research the views and perception that young people have of the coast.
Dialogue Matters can help you catalyse rapid transformative change, take a holistic systems view, play to strengths and bring people with you! That’s what we facilitate – including for the UN Convention on Climate Change itself!
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?”.