There are some issues that deserve public discussion and debate before decisions are made. But such issues tend, by their nature, to be complex. This can lead to concern among experts that public involvement in these issues is therefore impossible.
In recent years we have shown that effective dialogue with members of the public can be a simple and valuable process. We have enabled discussion on issues as complex as the disposal of nuclear waste and the ethics of advanced genetics.
The cumulative result of many individual and group opinions is a meaningful and reflective response to difficult issues.
For a demonstration of our techniques in action please see our project case studies. In particular:
For further information about public debates and developing customised discussion guides, and to discuss your individual requirements please contact us.
The NHS needs your help. Have your say
By Lucy Farrow
FEATURED CASE STUDY
A two-year project testing ways to cut emissions at the community level.
Dialogue Designer is a free tool which offers guidance in choosing the best engagement process for any given task.