There are several guides where you can read very detailed information about CONSUL and its possibilities. You can find them all at: http://consulproject.org/en/#documentation
CONSUL Use Guide. In this guide you can see different ways to use CONSUL and examples of participation processes.
CONSUL Administration Guide. This guide contains detailed information on the administration and management of CONSUL.
CONSUL Communication Guide. This guide can give you an initial idea of how to plan communication campaigns to invite people to use your CONSUL platform. Communication is a key issue in getting relevant participation and engagement.
In addition to these guides you can access the CONSUL Community, a discussion space to share more documentation, questions, learning, etc.