Pippa Hyam - Process Director
is one of the UK's leading facilitators. She is a
pioneer in the use of stakeholder dialogue and participatory
processes in decision making. Starting her career
in information and communications at Friends of the
Earth UK, she went on to work in Canada for a company
dedicated to public policy decision making (PDA International).
She went on to set up and run PDA's office in London
for three years prior to setting up her own business.
Pippa was a founder member of The Environment Council's
Environmental Resolve Committee as well as a founder
member of Interact, a network of practitioners, commentators
and academics working in the field of participation.
Pippa was responsible for the design and running
of a project to develop a community waste strategy
in Hampshire in the early 1990's, one of the UK's
earliest examples of a participatory approach to
community consultation and involvement. Following
that she led a team in the design and implementation
of a pan-European project for Shell to find a solution
to the Brent Spar disposal problem. She has worked
on projects as diverse as international consultations
around gas exploration projects in Peru, mining projects
in Madagascar, the development of best practice guidelines
for the renewable energy sector, community planning
processes for local
communities and strategic
making workshops for corporations.
Since setting up Dialogue by Design Pippa has specialised
in desiging techniques that integrate face to face
approaches to consulation and engagement with web-based
Pippa also works with a number of organisations to deliver training
courses in facilitation and process management.