Can stakeholder engagement change minds?

  Stakeholder engagement is a common business practice that serves a variety of purposes. It can be mandated by government, be part of corporate social responsibility policies, or a strategic development activity. The communication channels that are opened between a company and stakeholders can ideally result in the strengthening of

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Online community engagement ideas for municipalities

Municipal governments often need to poll citizens regarding community planning and development initiatives. What do people think about changes to the roads? What are the priorities for new infrastructure spending? How should the local government invest in parks and recreation? These are the types of issues that are particularly well-suited for online discussion

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Four steps to approaching issues management effectively

issues management

Effective issues management prevents challenges from becoming major crises. An approach that involves early detection and action helps companies manage their reputation, become proactive with regulators and stakeholders, and identify business opportunities. Throughout the stakeholder engagement process, the team involved in communicating with a company’s stakeholders is not only going to

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The importance of social capital in the stakeholder consultation process

Social capital is a collective societal connection and understanding that enables individuals or groups to build trust and to work together. Shared values and connections facilitate co-operation within a network, leading to trust creation and healthy working relationships. When it comes to stakeholder consultation, a network can be a specific company,

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Develop a successful stakeholder consultation questionnaire by asking the right questions

The strength of any consultation comes from asking the right questions. Simply embarking on a community consultation initiative doesn’t mean your organization will receive the participation and feedback outcomes you hoped for. Challenges related to public consultation are felt by organizations from many industries including resource extraction, infrastructure development and

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How to Encourage Stakeholder Participation

How to Encourage Stakeholder Participation Infographic

Facilitating highly engaged stakeholder involvement with your consultations is imperative. Taking these steps before, and during, engagement with participants will lead to more positive stakeholder relations and better project outcomes. It is not enough to create the framework to consult with your stakeholders, you can further learn how to encourage

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Infographic: 12 stakeholder consultation questions to ask before your next project

Stakeholder Consultation Questions Infographic

Is your organization planning a new stakeholder consultation project? Before you begin, consider asking these 12 questions to help your team get started – they will help identify some important factors related to consultation parties and issues. Developing a good understanding of the communities, stakeholders, and issues you will be

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