Engaging Queenslanders: A Guide to Community Engagement Methods and Techniques

"This guide is intended to inform public officials and practitioners seeking to establish effective community engagement practices. Produced by the Queensland Department of Communities as part of a suite of resources on effective community engagement across the public sector, it relies on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s three part engagement model, in which information, consultation, and active participation are seen on a continuous spectrum. The guide offers: • A survey of techniques within each category • A discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of each technique • Information to help select the level and style of engagement most valuable for a particular project • Guidelines for evaluation following the implementation of engagement techniques "