Empowerment through Participation

We are people-centred and kaupapa-driven. Evolving a culturally informed practice, we use the globally recognised Technology of Participation (ToP™) tools and philosophy to underpin our facilitation, training and engagement services.

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Group Facilitation Methods

12 – 14 August 2024  Wellington 

Strategic Thinking and Planning

20 – 22 November 2024   Whaingaroa / 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 practice since 2003, in partnership with Te Mauri Tau.

Competent with complexity

Skilled and experienced facilitators / engagement practitioners for complex 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

The only trainers 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 find solutions.

Find out how we can help


Looking for leadership skills to engage your teams? Seeking to 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 successful outcomes.

Facilitation skills

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

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Organisations we have worked with

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

"The strength of the facilitation process built respect for the different views and encouraged all to participate. Michelle harnessed the diversity of the committee and assisted it to reach 109 unanimous recommendations."

Peter Gawith, Chairman, Ruamahanga Whaitua Committee

“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