This podcast provides guidance on how to facilitate public deliberations.
Deliberation around the world with Claudia Chwalisz
As we draw this podcast series to a close, it’s fitting to take a global perspective on public deliberation with Claudia Chwalisz who leads the OECD’s work on innovative citizen participation. Claudia is co-authoring a number of influential reports, convening a global network and maintaining an online digest, Participo.
Catching the Deliberate Wave report
Leading Deliberative Democracy short course
Doing Deliberative Democracy short course
Reflections from a participant with Bobbi Allan
Bobbi Allan was randomly selected for a public deliberation in early 2018. Coincidentally, she has a background as a facilitator so can offer an unusual perspective as she describes the residual effect of a deliberative experience.
Deliberation and disability with Rhiann MacLean and Max Hardy
This conversation is with Rhiann McLean (in Scotland) and Max Hardy (in Australia). Both are dedicated to amplifying the voices of people with disability—through research and public deliberations.”
LINKS available on https://www.newdemocracy.com.au/category/library/podcast/
Research Voices Citizens’ Jury
Video of the Research Voices Citizens’ Jury
Report from Research Voices Citizens’ Jury
NDIS Citizens’ Jury
Video of NDIS Citizens’ Jury
Online deliberation through Common Ground for Action with Kara Dillard
Kara Dillard is an Assistant Professor at James Madison University in the US. She is also the operations specialist for Common Ground for Action (CGA), an online variant of National Issues Forum (NIF).
In this episode, Kara explains this short-form process, as well as its strengths and challenges. As a moderator training specialist for NIF she offers insight into the difference between online and face-to-face facilitation.
Reflecting on deliberation and valuable techniques with Kath Fisher
Dr Kath Fisher is an extremely experienced professional facilitator. She is also an academic at Southern Cross University (Lismore, Australia). In this episode, Kath shares some of her journey and offers a number of useful techniques that she uses routinely in public deliberations.
You can find the documents Kath refers to on the newDemocracy Foundation website page for this podcast: https://www.newdemocracy.com.au/category/library/podcast/
Tools and techniques with Abbie Jeffs
Abbie Jeffs has a background in urban planning and public policy but was an excellent facilitator in a successful consultancy, Straight-Talk, for many years. She’s now working for a public sector organisation—a loss for the field of public deliberation—although Abbie remains a strong advocate. She has much wisdom to impart in this episode and several terrific tools.