Tag Archive for "behaviour-change"

Labour leadership (not the kind you think):  What childbirth can teach us about doing decision-making differently

September 5, 2015 – Amy Pollard

At Involve we think a lot about how to support leaders in government, policy making and the public sector to work differently as they make decisions.  Many leaders are accustomed to making decisions in the ‘decide, announce, defend’ model, where those with the highest authority take the lead and simply manage any backlash that gets…

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Announcing the design of NHS Citizen

April 14, 2015 – Emily Graham

The NHS Citizen project team has now published the design for NHS Citizen on a new microsite. For the last year and a half, the project team has been working on developing and designing NHS Citizen – commissioned by NHS England to develop a blueprint for how citizens can play a more active role in…

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“So, who evaluates the evaluator?”

July 22, 2013 – Helen Fisher

I’ve worked with and around Involve for many years now, in fact since the organisation’s inception; I have fond memories of sitting in a dusty office one evening back in 2004 helping to mail out the invitations to Involve’s first ever event. I’m extremely happy to be working even more closely now with Involve as…

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Participating in Open Government

June 19, 2013 – Simon Burall

This post is adapted from Involve’s newsletter. You can sign up to the newsletter on the homepage. Does a movement demonstrate it has got legs when it starts to produce videos? If so then this well produced and inspirational video about Open Government suggests it’s going somewhere fast. The video highlights different aspects of open government:…

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Resetting the Aid Relationship

April 30, 2013 – Simon Burall

The aid and development sector has been a pioneer within the engagement field, developing practical and innovative methodologies such as Participatory Appraisal as well as embedding concepts such as ownership through participation as part of mainstream policy.  The focus of such activity has been in developing countries themselves. Beyond one way communication with UK taxpayers,…

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Resetting the Aid Relationship

April 17, 2013 – Simon Burall

The aid and development sector has been a pioneer within the engagement field, developing practical and innovative methodologies such as Participatory Appraisal as well as embedding concepts such as ownership through participation as part of mainstream policy.  The focus of such activity has been in developing countries themselves. Beyond one way communication with UK taxpayers,…

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Energy transition: what about involving citizens?

December 17, 2012 – Ingrid Prikken

 In my previous post about engagement with local energy issues and climate change, I argued that these complex issues require government and citizens to work together, but this isn't by any means an easy task. Here are a few of my thoughts on engaging citizens with climate change.   Why work with citizens and communities? From both…

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Towards a low carbon future: local energy issues

December 11, 2012 – Ingrid Prikken

The City of Munich has an ambitious energy strategy: it strives to have an electricity supply using 100% renewable sources by 2025. One of the pillars of this strategy is an Alliance for Climate Protection, a platform for collaboration between the City Council and over a hundred local actors, including businesses, municipal utilities, urban planners,…

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