In participation processes various different methods of involving people are usually employed. None of these guarantees that a participation process will succeed; but such methods can contribute significantly to
- conducting participation processes in a structured and efficient way,
- providing variety and interest, and
- tracking down new solutions away from well-trodden paths.
Which method is appropriate?
By now there are many different methods to promote participation. Which method makes the most sense for a given participation process depends (among other things) on
It may make sense to combine more than one method, or to employ isolated components of a given method. Selecting the method(s) to be used can form part of the participation process. >> Facilitators will be glad to assist and advise you in selecting the most suitable method for your participation process.
Overview of methods
Below you will find descriptions of several tried and tested methods, grouped by the size of group they are most suitable for.
>> Methods for small groups
(up to about 15 persons)
>> Methods for medium-sized groups
(about 20 to 30 persons)
>> Methods for larger groups
(more than 30 persons)
>> All methods (in alphabetical order)