About the course
The two-day course will deliver a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles and best practice techniques for effective public participation in environmental governance, through an accessible, paradigm-shifting learning process.
Delegates will gain an overview of historical perspectives, the South African legislative and regulatory framework, international trends and a new vision for participatory democracy in environmental decision making.
The course work will explore the rapidly evolving approaches to public participation, the changes in demographics, people’s attitudes, expectations and public policy, guidelines to avoid common pitfalls, as well as opportunities to create societal and business value through collaborative public consultation.
This crucial development programme provides an immersive learning experience through interactive group work and role-plays, enabling delegates to examine their own challenges and to apply insights, skills and knowledge in the planning and implementing of effective public engagement strategies.
Who should attend?
Anyone responsible for planning and executing stakeholder engagement processes, including:
- Those involved in development planning and decision-making
- Government officials responsible for public participation co-ordination and implementation
- Stakeholder engagement outreach co-ordinators to environmental assessment practitioners
- Risk, HES /SHEQ and compliance officers and managers
- Public and private sector change agents
- Environmental governance and sustainability stewards and leaders
- Non-profits and community organisations