Empowerment through Participation

We are people centred and results driven. Informed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi we use the globally recognised Technology of Participation (ToP™) tools and philosophy to underpin our facilitation, training and engagement services.

2024 Course Dates

Group Facilitation Methods

14 Feb 2024 – 16 Feb 2024    Christchurch
5 Jun 2024  –  7 Jun 2024     Hamilton
12 Aug 2024 – 14 Aug 2024   Wellington  

Principled Influencing and Negotiating

3 Jul 2024 –  5  Jul 2024    Raglan

Participation is at the heart of what we do.

We believe that people need to be involved in the decisions that affect them, their whānau, their workplace and their community. Through full and authentic participation, we unleash the real potential of a team or group and achieve results that endure.

Culturally sensitive

Evolving a bicultural, Te Tiriti o Waitangi informed practice since 2003, in partnership with Te Mauri Tau.

Competent with complexity

Skilled and experienced facilitators / engagement practitioners for policy and natural resource topics. Overwhelmed? We’ll co-create a process with you, whether it’s one-off, a few months or multi-year.

Globally recognised

Authorised to teach the globally recognised Technology of Participation (Certified ToP™) Facilitative Leadership Program in this country. Offering the internationally recognised ToP Facilitator award.

Environmental Expertise

Benefit from our land, water and natural resource expertise: whether for facilitation, training, engagement or consultancy.


Solving ‘wicked’ problems needs all of us, constructively engaged, to fix.

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Looking for leadership skills to engage your teams? Create alignment with partners and stakeholders?

Our programme equips your people with the skills to build a participative culture that fosters innovation, and propels your organisation towards success.

Facilitation skills

Build real skills to effectively facilitate diverse groups creating genuine opportunity for participation gaining outcomes everyone owns.

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What our clients have said

"Our team now have the skills to immediately improve how we run events and to do so in a way that builds connections and understanding from the beginning."

Ariana Te Whetu, Tokona te Raki

" Helen and Michelle, Thank you! We have had some really positive feedback from our workshop participants about how valuable they found it and how well it was facilitated."

Ruth Lourey, Waikato Regional Council

“Just want to say a huge thank you for being a dream facilitation team! Some very constructive discussions and some good relationships built to move the review forward.”

Aidan Burch, MBIE