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Net Zero Perspectives

June 21, 2022 By Article, Tuesday Topic

There are many ways to advance towards ‘Net Zero’ It is becoming increasingly clear that there is no one route to ‘net zero’. Indeed, at a time of rivalry between…

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The case against certainty

May 31, 2022 By Tuesday Topic

Why consultation is even more necessary in 2022 One of the main arguments against consultation has always been that it happens too late and is a tokenistic exercise, having little…

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Resurrecting regeneration

February 1, 2022 By Article, Tuesday Topic

Will levelling-up lead to a new interest in regeneration projects? Almost 20 years ago, as The Consultation Institute was opening its doors, one of the most visible themes in the…

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COBRA at Christmas

December 21, 2021 By Tuesday Topic

They hold Cobra meetings in the North Pole.  Few people know this. But last week, whilst the rest of the world played party politics, Father Christmas convened a COBRA meeting…

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5 ways to improve collective understanding of best practice Consultation across an organisation

December 2, 2021 By Article, Tuesday Topic

By Quintin Oliver No matter how brilliant your Consultation Plan is, your updated stakeholder map and your choice of creative dialogue channels, your Consultation may run into trouble if the…

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More than ‘Blah Blah Blah…’

November 16, 2021 By Tuesday Topic

How consultation will play its part in implementing the COP26 agreement?  Greta Thunberg has clearly found a phrase that resonates with many people. Portraying politicians and diplomats as merely pushing…

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Keeping the record

September 28, 2021 By Tuesday Topic

Public consultation is not ‘here today; gone tomorrow’. We need better archives. Public consultations come and go. Central Government departments issue 400-500 per annum, and the devolved administrations over 100…

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Everyone a winner!

July 20, 2021 By Tuesday Topic

Engagement, consultation and Levelling-up It is often thought that there is no need to consult about good news. Only bad news. Consultation, presumably is thus seen as a safeguard for…

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Engagement – through the looking glass

June 7, 2021 By Tuesday Topic

Does a recent book on community engagement provide a fair reflection? Several aspects of Becky Hirst’s recent book, For the love of community engagement make it a worthwhile contribution to…

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Guidance on Guidance

April 6, 2021 By Tuesday Topic

How much attention should we give to consultation guidance? In the ideal world, consultation happens when those about to take decisions or adopt policies recognise the value of listening to…

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