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Rescuing Policy

The new public engagement framework for the 21st century

​Each workshop provides a practical, learning-intensive introduction to the Canadian Public Policy Forum’s approach to public engagement, based on first-hand experience through original case studies.

The process will focus on six basic questions:

  • What’s wrong with the policy process
  • What is public engagement
  • How do public engagement processes work well
  • How can we evaluate them
  • How can we begin using them to change policy development, communications and service delivery
  • What are new ways of engaging citizens in service delivery

Policy-making is in trouble. In a simpler, slower world, a top-down approach served us well enough, but in the fast-moving, highly interdependent world of today it often lacks legitimacy and results in overly simplistic solutions to complex issues.

The traditional policy process was designed for a different world and it is time for a change.

Public engagement is a new way of thinking about how government works together with citizens, communities and stakeholders to achieve a wide range of goals that it cannot achieve through the traditional policy process such as population health, adjustment to climate change, building a highly skilled labour force, or national security.

Goals like these require genuine collaboration.

When: Monday 26 March 2012 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: George Burnett Leisure Centre, 180 Manning Road, Karawara, 6152
When: Tuesday 27 March 2012 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: Australian Centre for Social Innovation, 279 Flinders street, Adelaide, 5000
When: Wednesday 28 March 2012 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: St Mark's Church Hall, 23 Clarence Street, Hobart, 7018
When: Thursday 29 March 2012 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: MAV, Level 12, 60 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000
When: Friday 30 March 2012 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: LGAQ, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead, Queensland, 4006
When: Wednesday 4 April 2012 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: Mary McKillop Centre, 7 Mount Street, North Sydney, 2060
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03 9667 5555

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