Facilitating dialogue so people and nature flourish

Enabling innovative thinking through best practice stakeholder dialogue
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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.

Our Services

Dialogue Process

We design bespoke processes based on the phases in best practice dialogue.

Workshops

We design and facilitate workshops drawing on our knowledge of power, psychology, and group dynamics.

Training Courses

We offer a wide range of training courses applicable to many differed contexts, all routed in best practice engagement.

Research

We run best practice participatory research projects, involving end users of research upfront.

Organisations we have collaborated with

National

  • National Trust

  • Wildlife Trusts

  • University of Aberdeen

  • University of Leeds

  • Environment Agency

  • Westminster City Council

  • Defra

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

  • Natural England

  • JNCC

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International

  • EUROPARC Federation

  • OSPAR COMMISSION

  • 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)

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Stakeholder Engagement

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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OUR LATEST ARTICLES, NEWS & BLOG

Blog Posts

News & Training

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!