ENABLING PEOPLE TO SOLVE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS AND MAKE ROBUST DECISIONS TOGETHER
Gauge Consulting is a boutique stakeholder engagement strategy and facilitation agency with experience working with organisations across government, technology, infrastructure, health and safety, legal, arts and entertainment, education, CSR, not-for-profit and other critical sectors.
It is built on the belief that stakeholders will always find the best way forward together if given the chance to listen and be heard and if provided with the tools and process to progress from the problem space to an agreed solution.
DEVELOPING ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY
Developing communication, engagement and business strategy for clients with decisions to be made, projects/programs to deliver or new business to secure
DESIGNING AND FACILITATING WORKSHOPS
Designing workshops and providing expert face-to-face and online facilitation for internal, external, senior and grassroots stakeholders
BUILDING STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS
Building strong relationships with stakeholders and communities in both sensitive and aspirational projects
Implementing communications and engagement strategies, including reliable project management, content production and stakeholder engagement
REPORTING AND EVALUATING
Reporting on - and evaluating - engagement outcomes, including stakeholder and workshop summary reports and facilitated internal and external debriefings
ENGAGEMENT & FACILITATION TRAINING
Developing and delivering bespoke training and resources on engagement strategy, stakeholder management, facilitation and design thinking
WOLLONDILLY SHIRE COUNCIL
Objective: Successful co-design and implementation of new MyPlan system with strong employee support.
Gauge Consulting led engagement on an organisation-wide improvement to Council's performance appraisal system, designing and facilitating workshops with Executive, Management and grassroots staff to secure buy-in, support the development of staff goals and guide the organisation through initial implementation.
WESTERN PARKLAND CITY AUTHORITY
Objective: Gather stakeholder input into Blueprint with strong participant satisfaction with engagement process.
The Authority approached Gauge with the challenge of engaging a range of State and Local Government stakeholders online during COVID-19. Gauge designed and facilitated workshops of up to 100 participants using innovative virtual tools. Participants praised the tools and facilitation and the workshops directly informed the Authority's strategic Blueprint for the region.
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA
Objective: Gather stakeholder input into Community of Practice model and key focus areas.
In late 2020, Gauge was brought on by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney to run a series of virtual workshops with farmers, land managers, educators, local councils and other key stakeholders and advise on a Community of Practice model for peri-urban farms as part of the National Landcare Small Farms Small Grants Program.
NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL
Objective: Test draft Local Housing Strategy content with community members to refine Strategy and communication materials.
Gauge applied its extensive experience delivering bespoke and genuine community engagement to the development, facilitation and reporting on a series of Northern Beaches Council focus groups to inform its Local Housing Strategy. We used a combination of asynchronous and synchronous tools to brief participants and gather suggestions to refine the Strategy and communications plan. All participants rated the process between 7-9/10.