Gathering the views of your community or group

Find out what common terms are used and what they mean.

Gathering the views of your community or group

Find out what common terms are used and what they mean.

Whether you are representing 15 people or a community of 15,000 you will want to gather their views and opinions in a manageable and appropriate way. Take a look at some of the guidelines for community engagement we have collected.

Bang The Table: Engagement HQ

An Australian website with resources about engaging with people online.

Community Toolbox

Guidelines on running public forums from the Community Tool Box, covers why conduct a public forum and how to organise and run them: Conducting Public Forums and Listening Sessions

Community Tool Box: Focus Groups

Information on focus groups from the Community Tool Box. Covers why they are different to normal groups, when should you use one and how to run one.

Running Focus Groups

A 30-page booklet on running focus groups including research basics, how-to guide, checklists and sample forms.

Community capacity building toolkit

Community capacity building toolkit prepared by Jim Cavaye for the Queensland Government, with a focus on regional and rural communities.

More Resources

We have gathered a suite of resources to help health services engage better with consumers and community and these may be useful to you also.