Stakeholder collaboration and ownership is at the foundation of good regional policy. In the larger states where the regions are remote from their capital and very remote from Canberra, taking the time to understand the unique characteristics of each region provides a firm foundation for policy development and implementation. Following this logic, the question does “regional Australia” actually exist is pertinent. In Western Australia there are nine regions, some share similarities but all are different in their demography, economy and climate. Understanding the regions, rather than regional Australia is important to understanding how policy will impact differently in different regions.
Thank you for an informative and enjoyable workshop. It has given me plenty to think about, and I’m sure I will draw on the information presented in upcoming projects.Stakeholder Engagement Training Participant, 2011
An important take home message for me was to map all stakeholders and actively listen to their needs.Stakeholder Engagement Training Participant 2013
I thought both Lynn & Jamie were very passionate about the topic they delivered and this reflected in the delivery styleStakeholder Engagement Training Participant, 2012
There was a lot of content packed into the day, It was presented in a way that lots of value was gleaned from it relatively easily.Stakeholder Engagement Training Participant, 2011
I firmly believe that we have planted the seeds for a new era.Consulting Client, 2012
The facilitator was evidently knowledgeable and he was able to answer any questions asked during the day. His ability to relate questions to his practical experience in the field was extremely valuableIn-house Training Participant, June 2014