Project co-design: how to plan, prepare and enact collaborative project design
Why this training:
Room for complex dilemmas and misunderstandings is growing in project development despite more aware and informed stakeholders. A growing reality is that natural resource and infrastructure projects need to be developed with empowered local community input from the word go. Another reality is that communities (or even a wider stakeholder group) that are disempowered or feel their voice is not adequately represented very often become suspicious or even outraged, opposing projects, many successfully. This training enables a genuine community-based multi-stakeholder co-design process that can build a local solution to sustainably provide win-win benefits for all parties.
At the end of this training you will be able to:
- Appreciate the importance of listening to an impacted community from early on in the project inception process,
- Assess and explain the difference between “best practice project design with consultation” and “project co-design”,
- Explain the benefits of this approach to all stakeholders – including investors,
- Appropriately identify decision ownership for material issues in a given project and understand how this needs to fit into a quality engagement process,
- Create a process where all involve can understand the pressures and concerns experienced by the respective business, communities and authorities.
- Identifying common ground
- Identifying risks and mismatches
- Becoming aware
- Identifying and enacting equired organisational change
- Key decisions and SH identification
- Engagement capacity building
- Co-creation design process
- Investor relations
Who would benefit from this training:
Anyone responsible to initiate, plan or implement projects – especially those working with natural resource / energy / infrastructure / development projects that can have a significant impact on communities and their environment.