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information and resources required for ensuring good community relations

A meeting is a coming together of people for a specific purpose. The meeting can involve a large number of people, or a smaller (under 10) number of people who focus on a specific problem or purpose. Meetings generally have a facilitator who encourages two-way communication, and a recorder who records suggestions and issues that are revealed at the meeting. Public meetings provide a good focal point for media interest in an event, and photos can provide a visual indicator or levels of interest and the range of people who…

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BEE codes of Good Practice

The B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice (“the Codes”) can be seen as the BEE rule book. Gazetted in February 2007, the Codes have added certainty to the BEE landscape and provide universal standards for the implementation and measurement of BEE initiatives, with the view of providing consistency, transparency and clear direction on BEE. Through the use of a BEE Scorecard, the Codes have thus seen BEE become an objective discipline with quantifiable and defined criteria and rules. The Codes have facilitated a move away from BEE being measured only in…

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Good facilitators share common characteristics

1. Be prepared 2. Have clear objectives and goals 3. Clarify meeting expectations 4. Allow participants to learn from one another 5. Expect participants to be engaged 6. Enforce positive and respectful interaction 7. Summarize and clarify difficult content or discussions 8. Ask open-ended questions and listen carefully 9. Be aware of pacing; keep an eye on the clock; keep it moving 10. Clarify with examples but don’t overuse stories 11. Be positive, enthusiastic, and focused 12. Trust your participants to have good ideas 13. Maintain a balance of content…

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