A dialogue at the right time, involving all those concerned, driven by the will to collaborate… These conditions, crucial to any public participation programme worthy of the name, will only result in success if implemented and overseen by a COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL. This experienced facilitator should clearly state, enforce and respect the rules of the proceedings. Their priority is to establish and maintain a spirit of tolerance and respect, ensuring that participants are receptive of each other’s point of view. Even so, this collaboration will only be effective if everyone is granted access to the knowledge necessary to understand the project.
What are the techniques and tools that can help facilitate dialogue?
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