Consultation and engagement

Dialogue and engagement

Our design-led approach is particularly valuable for public and stakeholder dialogue projects. It’s important to understand the landscape in which a dialogue takes place and design a process and materials that will enable the public (or stakeholders) to get to the heart of the issues and the project to achieve its objectives. Where appropriate we integrate creative approaches into our dialogue work. By using video, animations and digital approaches, including social media, we can engage participants with the issues and provide our clients with materials they can use long beyond the life of the project.

We work with clients in a range of sectors, specialising in technical and complex issues, often in the fields of science or health. Recent OPM Group public dialogue projects have looked at the guiding principles that should govern a relationship between a publicly-funded research institute and industry (Rothamsted Research), bovine TB (Defra), stratified medicine (Technology Strategy Board) and mitochondria replacement (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)).