Creative engagement methods: Engagement process

Creative security engagements can take many forms and can be configured in different ways but they follow a similar pattern of actions: Frame, Identity, Process, Narrate. The process is not a linear, step-by-step process but an iterative one where the Facilitator of a creative security engagement responds dynamically to the pace and the interests of the participants in an engagement. Prior to the creative security engagement taking place, the Facilitator works with a particular community to identify the topic of the engagement, identify the appropriate medium through which to conduct the engagement and agree how the engagement might benefit the participant group. In this booklet, we outline the roles that routinely appear in a creative security engagement and we present the main activities that these roles undertake. It is important to remember that creative security engagements must be grounded in the four principles.