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New Book on Public Engagement

Sandy just posted a summary of the book Beyond Public Meetings: Connecting Community Engagement with Decision-Making on NCDD’s Learning Exchange. Written by Vivien Twyford, Max Hardy, John Dengate, Stuart Waters and Dr. Vicki Vaartjes and published by Twyford Consulting, 2007, the book challenges myths and assumptions associated with community engagement. It provides organisations, including all layers of government, with a comprehensive guide to why and how communities can be engaged to make better decisions.

Written by five internationally recognized experts in the field of community engagement, the book provides a best practice guide to community engagement, building upon the successful framework developed by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). To read more from Sandy’s summary visit NCDD’s Learning Exchange: www.thataway.org/exchange/resources.php?action=view&rid=2714. To order your copy or for more info on the book, contact Twyford Consulting on 02 4226 4040 or twyford@twyford.com.au. The book is $29.95 per copy plus postage ($8 in Australia, $12 in New Zealand/Asia Pacific, or $17 in the rest of the world).

Sandy Heierbacher is the director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD). She co-founded NCDD in 2002 with her husband Andy Fluke. Sandy has an M.A. in International Management from SIT Graduate Institute. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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