Who We Are
We are a group of professionals bringing everyday people & decision-makers together to resolve tough problems.
Janette Hartz-Karp (Emeritus Professor) is a renowned practitioner, teacher and researcher in deliberative democracy (involving influential, inclusive / representative public deliberation). Janette has designed, facilitated and researched deliberative democracy initiatives over the past two decades.
Svetla is an experienced sociologist and has an extensive professional and academic experience in developing and implementing collaborative and deliberative methodologies for community and stakeholder engagement.
Rob pursued a career in research and development before taking on the role of Sustainability Facilitator for the Western Australian Local Government Association, responsible for assisting Local Governments on their journey toward greater sustainability. He holds a Masters of Sustainability and was been part of the design and implementation teams for numerous community engagements at various government levels.
Margaret is Co-Director of Empowering Participation and an Associate of Murdoch University’s Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability (CRCS). She has a particular focus on the role of collaborative, participatory processes in the development of sustainability policy and strategy development and implementation.
We love online technology – because the internet can lower the barriers to participation, scale out and help us do our job better.Case Studies