Our Engagement Approach
The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)
The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is a global organisation that promotes and advances best practice of public participation in decision-making. It provides resources, training, and support for organisations, including government bodies and councils, to engage the public in a meaningful and effective way.
BROOKS will ensure that our engagement processes are inclusive, effective, and responsive to the needs and concerns of the community by adhering to and actively implementing IAP2’s Core Values, Code of Ethics and Spectrum of Public Participation across all of our work. Abiding by these values ensures that the public is treated fairly and that their voices are heard and taken into account during the engagement process. Our company and its employees are accredited members of the International Association of Public Participation Australasia. All staff are trained via the IAP2 Australasia Chapter and adopt IAP2 Standards for Practice in all community engagement.
Spectrum of Engagement: BROOKS utilises IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum of Engagement and Core Values across all of our projects. By using IAP2’s Spectrum of Public Participation, BROOKS can determine the appropriate level of public participation for a specific issue or project. Our facilitators work with our clients to understand both the community and the projects needs, to select the most effective way to engage the public.