Published on February 21, 2012

Webinar 1: Where next for engagement?

Creative Councils People & participation

By Tim Hughes

Tim is Open Government Programme Manager at Involve and coordinator of the UK Open Government Network - a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability.

On Friday, 17th February, we held the first in a series of webinars on community engagement for the Creative Councils programme run by NESTA.

Edward Andersson, Deputy Director of Involve, reflected on where engagement is heading in a time of Localism and Austerity, looked at creative methods of engagement and gave advice on when and how they should be used.

If you missed it – or liked it so much you want to see it again – here is a recording of the full webinar.

You can also flick through or download the slides from Edward’s presentation:

The next webinar, to be held on 2nd March, will be on a problem solving approach within communities called Positive Deviance. Jane Lewis, from Woodward-Lewis and Susan Ritchie, an Involve associate and director of Mutual Gain, will give an introduction to the method – which is based on the observation that through their uncommon (or deviant) behaviour some individuals and groups within communities develop better solutions to problems than others – explain how it works and when to use the approach.

Check out our events page for more information on the webinar series. If you would like to join the mailing list to receive invitations to future webinars, email me at tim@involve.org.uk.

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