Community Engagement

Delivering excellence in community engagement practices

When it comes to community engagement, we offer a unique set of skills and experiences. Prior to establishing Anna Dixon Consulting, Anna (our Principal) worked extensively within State government, designing and managing stakeholder engagement strategies, as well as working with grassroots community organisations to build their capacity in community engagement.

Anna is supported by Rhiannon, who has significant experience working on community-based projects in the non-profit sector, as well as working as a community engagement professional in a local government context. Both Anna and Rhiannon have completed comprehensive engagement practice qualifications through the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), and use these philosophies in developing robust engagement strategies.

When you engage our team, you get practical experience backed up by technical know-how. Combine this with our experience working with business, non-profits and local government in stakeholder and community engagement, as well as communications, and you know that you’re getting support from professionals who know how to work with you to create meaningful engagement processes.

We offer a range of options, tailored to your project needs and your organisation’s capacity. Our services include:

  • Advisory service – coaching you and your team to design and implement engagement processes.
  • Facilitation service – one-off facilitation of community engagement activities such as community forums and focus groups.
  • Community engagement process design and implementation – we’ll work with you to design, implement and analyse a comprehensive engagement plan tailored to your unique situation.
  • Online discussion forums – design, set up, moderation and analysis of an online discussion forum on our preferred platform.
  • Online surveys – design, set up and analysis of online surveys.
  • Pop-up engagement events – something a bit different, incorporating art activities and discussion.
When you work with Anna Dixon Consulting, you get access to our team’s unique blend of creativity and analytical skills, teamed with our excellent abilities in listening (and understanding).
Vision, passion, and commitment – all words that describe my experience with Anna and her team. The pop-up project they facilitated in Northam had strong vision, was well organised and professionally executed.

Jason Whitaker, CEO – Shire of Northam

Anna and her team provided insightful advice and excellent support to the Shire of Merredin as we planned a community engagement strategy in the lead up to the development of our Community Strategic Plan. Anna and Rhiannon facilitated a range of inclusive and ‘out of the box’ engagement activities, successfully capturing the values and views of a broad cross-section of our community. They were a pleasure to work with – we particularly appreciated their down-to-earth and constructive approach. We highly recommend their professional, experienced team to work with other organisations on their strategic and community engagement projects.

Rebecca McCall, Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Shire of Merredin

Tailored engagement processes for meaningful connection with your community.