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Community consultant services and expertise

Conversation Co is your dedicated partner in fostering meaningful dialogue and community engagement. Community engagement and stakeholder engagement is our specialty, backed by our knowledge and understanding of human behaviour.
We specialise in facilitating constructive conversations and empowering communities to actively participate in decision-making processes.

With a commitment to building strong relationships, we tailor our approach to meet the unique needs of each project, ensuring that all voices are heard and valued. Join us as we work together to create positive change and build stronger, more inclusive communities.

Community and stakeholder engagement

We create and deliver engagement programs encourage dialogue between decision-makers and their communities. We use a range of traditional and innovative engagement activities, including facilitated workshops, street-based pop-ups, place-based community events and online engagement.

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  • Design and delivery of engagement strategies and programs across all levels of IAP2 Engagement Spectrum: Inform through to Empower.
  • Strategic advice on your engagement program to achieve a project objective.
  • Preparation of internal engagement processes, policies, tools and templates.
  • Planning and facilitation of a one off community meeting or workshop to deliver on your desired project objectives.
  • Analysis, reporting and evaluation of engagement programs and activities.

Social planning, policy and strategy

We combine industry research with community engagement to determine the current and future needs of the community. We provide strategic advice to inform the delivery of services and the creation of places to strengthen society’s health and well-being. This creates a society where people feel safe and connected and have access to the services and facilities they need.

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  • Design and delivery of social research programs.
  • Strategy or policy development and preparation of action plans.
  • Review of community services or assets to understand current performance and future need.
  • Analysis, reporting and evaluation of social research programs.

Data analysis and reporting

Our team analyses both qualitative and quantitative data to extract meaningful insights, which are then used to inform decision-makers or gain a better understanding of the project or topic. Our customised reporting is tailored to meet the needs of the project and specific audiences. We are committed to closing the loop and reporting outcomes to engaged community groups, providing them with a tangible result of their contributions.

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  • Designing a data framework to assist with the collation and analysis of data.
  • Cleaning and coding data across a variety of engagement activities to increase future use.
  • Analysing and reporting data to extract meaningful insights relevant to the project needs and audience.
  • Preparation of infographics to present insights of your program.

Strategic communications

We specialise in developing communications plans to promote government projects and encourage community participation. We provide you with strategic advice to generate media attention and offer practical assistance with copywriting for your social media channels or project material.

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  • Preparation of communication plans and strategic advice to promote your project.
  • Copy writing for use across your communication channels (social media, media releases, emails) and project materials.
  • Copy writing for digital engagement for use on your corporate channels or engagement platform.
  • Training and preparing your spokesperson for an interview with the media.

Training and short courses

We provide training in community engagement for individuals to learn how to design, deliver, and evaluate their community engagement projects. Our new Engaging the Media course is designed to help promote your projects.  We offer public courses, in-house training, and online learning, and we can tailor a package to suit your requirements.

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  • Self paced online Engaging the Media
  • Self paced online Virtual Icebreakers

Meet the community engagement consulting team

We are a diverse and dedicated team of professionals committed to fostering positive change and making a meaningful impact through community planning and public participation. Our adaptability and unwavering commitment to excellence enable us to effectively engage with diverse communities and stakeholders, developing strategies that drive collaboration and positive impact.

We prioritise building solid relationships and putting people first, striving to cultivate enduring connections with our clients and the communities we serve. At the heart of our mission is facilitating a diverse range of meaningful conversations and initiatives that contribute to the holistic development and well-being of all involved.

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Why choose us? We're community and stakeholder engagement specialists.

Conversation Co has a proven track record of delivering successful projects across various sectors, catering to clients ranging from government agencies to corporate entities and nonprofit organisations. Our expertise in social planning, data analysis, and strategic communications means you’ll receive tailored solutions to engage your stakeholders and achieve the objectives of your infrastructure projects.

If you’re looking for a stakeholder engagement partnership or support, get in touch with Conversation Co and let’s build stronger communities together!

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