Last week the Co-chair of the Community Engagement Summit Series 2017, Joel Fredericks, shared insights into his research on how middle out engagement can be used as a collaborative approach for designing, implementing and deploying community engagement in local communities. 

Middle Out Engagement

Joel Fredericks shares insights about middle out engagement design

The workshop took place at Big Bang 2017, a conference organised and hosted by Bang the Table for community engagement practitioners. Feedback from workshop participants was positive, with many comments highlighting the value of including stakeholders in the engagement design stage to avoid the age old problem of hearing ‘why wasn’t I consulted?’ at the pointy end of the process. We will be unpacking this more during the upcoming Community Engagement Summit Series and sharing further information through our facebook, twitter and linkedin feeds.