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Mission and Purpose
Simply Speaking is a professional communication specialist run by Barbara Chappell, an experienced community engagement practitioner. Simply Speaking is a dedicated community engagement specialist. Their works covers facilitation and mediation.
Simply Speaking's website summarises their approach:
"The process of decision making in government and non-government agencies and organisations needs to consider the diverse views of everyone from local residents through to world leaders. This is no small consideration given the fragile and organic nature of living in our world. An approach that recognises the collective wisdom of everyone in decision making provides hope through the development of sustainable decisions"
Simply Speaking's principal consultant, Barbara Chappell, has a range of experience and qualifications in conflict management and public engagement. Previously she worked with local government in South Australia to develop a community engagement framework.
Specializations and activities
Simply Speaking specialises in:
- community engagement
- mediation: enabling parties in a conflict to resolve their dispute
- training: delivering training through the International Association for Public Participation Australasia
Major projects and events
Simply Speaking facilitated the South East Drainage Community Panel in South Australia.
Case studies of their previous work can be found on their website.