If you are involved in stakeholder engagement and consultation activities as part of your job, you are aware that this area of practice is growing. Organizations are facing increased pressure to illustrate adequate consultation, both from the public and government agencies. Failure to consult carries significant risks. In addition, there is continued pressure on practitioners to reduce your costs and resources which drives them online to look for stakeholder engagement and consultation knowledge and best practices that can help improve efficiencies.
There is a need for more definitive industry information and in recognition of this need, a team in Alberta started the Stakeholder Engagement Community – an online group for stakeholder engagement and consultation practitioners.
As a supporter of the Stakeholder Engagement Community, the AFPA encourages you to join the community online and utilize their regularly updated platforms to find news, resources, and ideas related to this emerging and progressive area of expertise:
The 2017/2018 North American Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Practitioners Survey
The Stakeholder Engagement Community conducted their first North American Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Practitioners Survey during the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. The purpose of the survey was to gather qualitative information that could genuinely help practitioners in their job roles. Knowledge is power and in an emerging area of practice is incredibly important, especially to those beginning a stakeholder engagement program or simply looking to improve or accelerate their current consultation program. The data can serve as a guide to help plan smarter programs, from choosing communication tactics that encourage high participation, to defining goals and objectives that make sense.
The survey results report is now available online. Click here to download the report for free.
Here’s a sample page from the report: