This section of the website is a valuable list of tools for assisting in the planning, implementation and evaluation of community engagement activities.
This toolkit has been developed with the assistance and permission of the Coastal Co-operative Research Centre (CRC)1. Our team of facilitators and practitioners have also contributed tools that they have found useful in their own engagement practices.
The toolkit is not intended to provide an exhaustive list, but rather it offers a broad selection of tools covering all types of engagement, from ‘inform’ through to ‘empower’.
Each tool listing includes a detailed description of the objectives, resources required, a discussion of their strengths and weakness, as well as references for further exploration.
We recommend that you review the Choosing the Right Tool page to assist you in selecting the most appropriate tool(s) for your engagement.
Tools A-ZA | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Deliberative opinion polls
Displays and exhibits
Future search conference
Interactive video display kiosks
Key stakeholder interviews
Kitchen table discussion
Mediation and negotiation
Multi Objective Decision Making Support (MODSS)
Open space technology
Public involvement volunteers
Questionnaires and responses
Simulation (electronically generated)
Speakout (version 1)
Speakout (version 2)
Stakeholder analysis (CLIP)
Stakeholder analysis (Stakeholder matrix)
Stakeholder analysis (Venn diagrams)
Technical reports and discussion papers
1 The Coastal CRC is based in Queensland and provides advice and decision-making tools to assist in effective management of ecosystem health for Australia’s coastal zones, estuaries and waterways. For further information, refer to the Coastal CRC web site, http://www.ozcoasts.gov.au/search_data/crc_pubs.jsp.