Research specialises as skilled facilitators at project inception,
for brief setting, project development and building design.
The practice uses a wide variety of non adversarial assemblies
and participant rule setting techniques to encourage full participation
and creative discussion in project development.
Non-traditional and creative methods of information gathering
and feedback are used to communicate ideas from all sectors
of a consultation process. Often this highlights where beliefs
and objectives differ and provides a basis for moving forward
jointly in problem resolution.
These can prove beneficial in community consultation as well
as working with diverse client groups to set project objectives.
Long experience has enabled Gaia to develop a robust model for
use with community clients when addressing Agenda 21 strategies.