The public sector in Australia is increasingly recognising the value of co-design methods, in which government, stakeholders and the community come together to contribute to the development of policy and programme initiatives.
The Woolcott Group has been pioneering the application of participatory, deliberative methods of consultation for the past ten years. The essential elements of the approach include:
➢ research recruitment methods to give truly
➢ information input
➢ time for participant deliberation and trade off
➢ shared solutions.
This kind of engagement represents a very significant move forward from traditional methods of community consultation, which are often felt to be dominated by vested interests.
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