There are loads of amazing resources for engagement practitioners and facilitators.  Here is a selection of some of my favourites to get you started.


IAP2 (International Association of Public Participation) Australasia – Australia’s peak body


Places to find ideas

IAP2 Australasia’s Core Value Winners – Read the case studies in each year’s booklet

Andrew Coulson’s Innovative Community Engagement Pinterest Board – Over 800 examples!


Handy Resources

IAP2 Quality Assurance Standard for Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Best Practice Guide from Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO)

Valuing Better Engagement – A guide for procuring engagement services

Valuing Better Engagement – An economic framework to quantify the value of stakeholder engagement for infrastructure delivery

Stakeholder Identification Checklist – Here’s my abbreviated version.  Feel free to edit it and expand on it to make it your own.

Evaluation Menu – This provides some excellent ideas for developing evaluation measures for your engagement. You need to scroll down a bit.


Academic Journals

Journal of Public Deliberation – Free access


Networking – Face to Face

IAP2 Australasia Events – Local Events, Webinars and Conferences


Engage 2 Act 


Networking – Online

Linked In – IAP2 Australasia

Linked In – Stakeholder Engagement Professionals

Linked In – Civic Engagement and Dialogue Practitioners

Linked In – Stakeholder Engagement Consultants

Linked In – International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Oceania


Mailing lists from organisations 

IAP2 Australasia’s Engagement Matters 

Australian Facilitators Network (AFN)

National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) – US

Involve – UK


If you know of anymore, send me a quick email and I’ll add them to this list.