contributions to the field


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MosaicLab consultants - contributing to the engagement field through research, advocacy, training and more

Embedding Deliberative Democracy

With the assistance of Dr Karen Cronin (formerly Environmental Science and Research (ESR) Ltd, New Zealand), MosaicLab co-founder Kimbra White developed the concept for and project-managed this joint research project between ESR and the International Association for Public Participation.

The report aimed to enhance democratic governance through a scoping project to identify how deliberative democracy can be embedded in decision-making organisations in government, industry and the community.

The findings of this joint research project was presented to the newDemocracy Foundation and the University of Western Sydney in March 2012.

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— Julia Child


Giving back

Some of our time each year is spent exploring best practice for the sector and drawing together networks of leaders in the field.

Additionally, we occasionally undertake pro-bono work in order to support community groups and social issues of importance to us.



MosaicLab directors Keith Greaves and Kimbra White were part of the working group to develop the IAP2 Quality Assurance Standard for community and stakeholder engagement.

The document describes the important elements of any community engagement process and offers a set of ‘standardised principles’ to ensure consistency in quality and support those carrying out the process. It also allows any process to be audited against a defined standard for simpler evaluation and quality assurance.

MosaicLab research community engagement and deliberation