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The Delphi survey method is used to gather ideas and establish common themes from participants in an anonymous and equitable manner

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Delphi Survey

Future-focused Delphi survey

The purpose of this method is to collate a range of views about the future, and to use the common themes that emerge from the three-round process as inputs to a strategic planning process.

It is quite suitable for any team that delivers services to their community

The process used:

  • Gathers information about relevant future-focused topics

  • Ensures that all participants remain anonymous and have an equal voice

  • Surfaces common themes over three rounds

  • Provides views, opinions and ideas that are relevant to the strategic planning process

  • Facilitates the team's understanding of their community's view of the future


The future-focused Delphi survey is an ideal way to start any strategic planning process

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