Out in the field – laying the foundations for a successful community engagement team away from the office

One of the toughest tasks for me as a community engagement practitioner is to navigate those moments before the field work begins. You’ve got your brief, you know what you have to deliver, and your excitement levels are building because you know, in that moment, you are seeing democracy in action. You are about to create a safe space for people to share their views and potentially affect change.