I first encountered Max in Auckland when he delivered IAP2 training I was attending. Many years later, I’ve had the opportunity to work with him on two significant local government projects in Melbourne using co-design and deliberative engagement approaches. Max’s great strength was helping council decision makers understand their role in the engagement process and giving them confidence to try different techniques to get a better engagement outcome. His exceptional facilitation skills means he can wrangle even the most difficult room into having constructive conversations and he generously shares his expertise with the internal teams that work with him so they expand their skills and capability. I highly recommend Max for any engagement project.
Communications Manager, Laing O’Rourke