As we determine who needs to be part of participatory processes we often ask, “How can we get the right people at the table? How can we ensure we don’t miss anyone?” These diversity and inclusion questions are important, yet there are deeper questions we need to ask ourselves in order to reach an equitable level of participation. In this workshop, we will explore key questions that help us design and facilitate equitable participatory processes. We’ll identify the barriers to equitable participation, how they are created, and how to overcome them, including how to uncover and meet the participation needs of diverse community members. These techniques will prepare us to create environments conducive to real and sustainable connections.