Mastering public engagement for effective policymaking

Mastering public engagement for effective policymaking


Citizen/public engagement is at the heart of effective government. When people have a say in the policies that affect them, governments can tap into a wellspring of diverse perspectives, innovative ideas and local insights.

Doing public engagement well will help you create policies that are not only effective, but also reflect the needs and aspirations of the people they affect.

Join this free online event, organised by Apolitical, to explore how to effectively engage the public in policymaking. You’ll learn the value of diverse stakeholder involvement, strategies for overcoming engagement challenges and tips for translating insights into impactful policies.

You’ll learn how to

  • Understand the importance of citizen engagement in effective policymaking
  • Identify key stakeholders and effectively involve them in the policymaking process
  • Recognise and address common challenges in citizen engagement

Who should join

This workshop is for public servants and policymakers of any level keen to harness the power of citizen engagement to improve the way policies are crafted – whether you’re a seasoned expert or new to the field.

This workshop will be recorded and the recording will be sent to all registrants. The recording may also be made available on Apolitical's platform for other members of our community to enjoy.


You can register here.



Dr. Don Lenihan | President and CEO of Middle Ground Policy Research (CANADA)

Dr Melissa Bennett | Principal Community Engagement Officer (Acting) at the Greater London Authority (UNITED KINGDOM)

Harshitha Rajashekara | Technology Project Manager at SAWater (AUSTRALIA)


Online Event