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8th Annual (2020)
Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement for Infrastructure
Latest strategies and innovative methods for designing and successfully conducting consultation
Thursday 01 October 2020
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Registration and refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Part 1: Trends in consultation, requirements, and designing your engagement strategy
The latest trends and influences on consultation in 2020
Politics and infrastructure – the current focus on infrastructure in politics and what the impact of this on community interest and engagement
Communities view on infrastructure development and what they can influence
Beyond consultation requirements: good consultation - what does it look like?
What are the requirements for consultation?
Demonstrating consultation has been undertaken
Ensuring transparency in consultation and explaining the process
Public expectations of consultation vs requirements
Designing an evolving engagement strategy: creating your engagement and consultation strategy for the life cycle of the project
Changing and evolving your engagement strategy throughout the project development to scheme delivery
Understanding what questions to ask, how to ask them, and where they should be asked
Ensuring consistent engagement and project messaging at different stages of project development
Part 2: How to successfully make consultations more accessible and present your project to the public
Increasing consultation accessibility – new methods and innovations to improve the reach of the consultation
New ideas and methods to increase engagement and accessibility of events
Results and effectiveness of new methods
Reaching passive and seldom heard participants
Meaningful conversations and presenting relevant information
How to reach all of community and have representative feedback
Communication and Engagement Programme Lead
Identifying and understanding who to reach and why
Designing the consultation and engagement strategy for the scheme
Going beyond requirements to ensure a quality consultation
How best to convey information about complex projects – successfully demonstrating your project to the public
How to showcase your project at consultation events?
Using websites to convey information – how can it be done successfully?
What format and forum is best for different audiences?
The importance and use of social media and technology in your engagement and consultation
When and how can technology and social media be used in consultation?
The importance of technology in engagement
Consistent messaging and who to target
Part 3: Insight and guidance from successful consultation and engagement
Stakeholder view on the engagement and consultation process: when and how to engage?
Working with local authorities and stakeholders throughout project development and consultation
Understanding the benefits of local knowledge
When and how to engage with local authorities?
Energy Projects Manager
East Suffolk Council
Successfully engaging communities with local regeneration and housing schemes
Explaining to public their influence on local infrastructure
Engaging communities and local groups with the process
Panel discussion: Lessons and guidance on successful consultation and engagement: insight from a different types of development
Avoiding consultation fatigue – how to coordinate engagement for overlapping projects
Benefits of early engagement
Working with different teams and coordinating timelines
Presenting complex information in an accessible way
Different challenges facing linear and site specific schemes
Head of External Affairs
East West Rail
Part 4: Conducting consultation analysis and ongoing community engagement
Compiling and creating your consultation report
Analysis of responses
How to weight responses to consultation?
Reporting back on how the feedback has influenced the project
Storing information and creating consultation report
Conducting post-build evaluation of schemes
Ongoing stakeholder engagement throughout, and following, the delivery of the project
Measuring results and impact of the project on the community
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks
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