Engagement Strategy and Design

The design of your complex public engagement is perhaps the most important activity, among many important ones that you will undertake. Proper design, ideally, has followed a structured methodology, is aligned to the complexity of your engagement, and has been co-created with the interested community you want to engage - at the least - your engagement design has been exposed to people other than just you and us for feedback before being turning your strategy into action.

Our North Star design methodology is a culmination of exposure to and engagement with the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), exposure and understanding of Design Thinking/Human Centered Design (HCD), our team's background incorporating Indigenous culture and engagement techniques and our own experience and expertise over the last 15+ years of public engagement. Send us a note to learn more about North Star and our engagement strategy program.


Engagement Planning and Management

There can be a lot of “moving parts” when engaging with an audience, including meetings, online activities, reporting and analysis, project management, content development, and logistics. Let us help you start and stay organized throughout your project with our proven planning and management approaches for engagement.

In-person and Hybrid Facilitation

Publivate has been successfully conducting in-person facilitation for over 15 years. We follow IAP2 methodologies which we have incorporated into our own North Star design methodology for public engagement. We are equally comfortable supporting all types of in-person activities on their own or as part of an integrated consultation approach with online activities.

Virtual Facilitation

In 2020, the world as we knew it changed. Publivate pulled from more than a decade’s worth of experience to support the shift to effective, impactful, and meaningful virtual meetings. We manage virtual meetings from stem to stern including design, invitation and audience management, technical support, facilitation, and reporting of virtual meetings which support up to 1,000 participants.

Resources at your Fingertips

We have a stable of impressive people to help support a wide range of engagements.

  • Bilingual facilitators
  • Simultaneous interpreters for English, French, and Inuktitut
  • ASL sign language interpretation
  • In-meeting technical support
  • Note takers
  • Relationships with Indigenous Elders

Analysis and Reporting

Since our earliest days we have placed a premium on understanding the data, what the audience is saying, and how it affects your objectives. Our writers have decades of experience coding and analyzing audience input from in-person, virtual, and online activities.  Then seamlessly understanding the obvious and the nuances of the data to create clarity in the What We Heard reports that we produce.  We would be remiss in not mentioning Meetingful, our sister company that is unparalleled in its ability to use proprietary AI tools and algorithms coupled with GPT capabilities to automatically produce incredible reports. 


Smarter together.

Publivate works with you to formulate a custom blend of our three engagement pillars to build the ideal public engagement strategy for you.

Not sure what you need?

As engagement specialists, there’s no limit to the types of solutions we can offer for your public engagement needs. Our team will help you pick the solution that is just right for your needs regardless of how simple or complex your issues are.


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