How to foster engagement and collaboration from the get-go

In this sector, effective communication is critical to the success of projects but it’s often wrought with difficulties. Interested parties can hold very different viewpoints so integrating these perspectives and gaining broad agreement is crucial. If you don’t build consensus with your stakeholders, plans will lack the support they need for implementation, allies can become adversaries and positive results get lost in argument, delay or even legal challenge.

Having an independent party to facilitate discussions, or learning the skills for effective communication yourself, can make all the difference to success.

Dialogue Matters specialises in facilitating constructive stakeholder dialogue around complex environmental issues by enabling organisations and individuals to engage with each other through collaborative workshops. We also provide dedicated training courses to help individuals gain the skills needed to engage in collaborative conversations.

If you have a project on the horizon that has the potential to follow a rocky path, why don’t you get in touch to see how we can help? With a team of trained ecologists, environmentalists and marine specialists on board, we understand your work and your challenges inside out.

Our training courses:

  • Good Practice Stakeholder Participation is the definitive foundation course for environmental managers and researchers. BOOK BEFORE Oct 13 for a 5% discount when you quote CMS1. Our next course runs December 4-7
  • Writing for Effective Communication
  • Skills and Confidence in Research Communications

For more information:

Dialogue Matters Ltd, The Old Harness Room,

Penstock Hall Farm, Canterbury Road,

Brabourne, Kent, TN25 5LL

Telephone: 01233 813875




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