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Kia ora (hello) and welcome to the Beyond Consultation Podcast.

This is the podcast to help you do more than just tick the box of consultation.

You'll hear stories of people working together on challenges that no one person or organisation can address on its own. You'll hear about the mindsets, the methods, the failures, and the lessons learned - all with the goal of increasing the collective impact you're making in your work.

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    • Government
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Kia ora (hello) and welcome to the Beyond Consultation Podcast.

This is the podcast to help you do more than just tick the box of consultation.

You'll hear stories of people working together on challenges that no one person or organisation can address on its own. You'll hear about the mindsets, the methods, the failures, and the lessons learned - all with the goal of increasing the collective impact you're making in your work.

    "Local government is basically 78 governments" - Throwback to Ep 7 with Mike Reid

    "Local government is basically 78 governments" - Throwback to Ep 7 with Mike Reid

    Introducing Mike Reid

    Today is our fourth of our series of Throwback episodes, and this one takes us way back to Ep 7!
    The perfect bite-sized episode for easy listening - Mike Reid discusses the unique diversity emerging in local government now, and how there is so much space to enable even more community-led decisions and consultations. 

    Mike Reid leads an incredibly powerful project with Local Government NZ, the Localism Project. Reinvigorating local democracy is at the heart of the Localism Project, by supporting local councils and communities to make decisions that affect them. 

    In today’s episode you’ll learn about:

    The positive changes in council diversity over the last few decades (which may surprise you). 
    How important it is to use the right language when consulting with communities and councils. 
    Why it's important to allow space for more community-led decisions and consultations. 

    Resources mentioned on the show

    Localism NZ website
    Full Episode 7 with Mike Reid. 

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    • 10 min
    Ep 61 - Navigating Change through Hautū Waka, with Ayla Hoeta

    Ep 61 - Navigating Change through Hautū Waka, with Ayla Hoeta

    Introducing Ayla Hoeta

    Ayla Hoeta is a kaiāwhina - a Lecturer - with Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland. She’s a māmā of two teenage sons, with whākapapa roots connected to the south of Tāmaki Makaurau.

    Carrying a deep understanding of racial segregation, poverty and the inequality rooted in Aotearoa, Ayla has sought to heal the generational wounds ingrained into our tangata whenua - the people of our land - by connecting to her identity.

    As part of this healing, Ayla has helped to develop a framework called Hautū Waka; a navigational framework rooted in mātauranga Māori that you can use to help navigate complexity.

    Hautū Waka encourages us to switch our thinking from human-centred design to whānau and whakapapa-centred design; rooting our decisions in ancient knowledge.

    Also in today's episode, we dive deep into what it means to be a good Treaty partner and the true effects of subtle racism in the workplace.

    In today's episode you'll learn:


    What it means to be a good Treaty partner
    What you can do when you encounter racism in the workplace (because… yes, you will)
    The deeper meaning behind the word whānau (it’s more than just a nuclear family of 2.4 kids and a dog)
    Hautū Waka - What is the framework? Where did it spring from? How can you use it?

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    The Hautū Waka framework
    The Southern Initiative from Auckland Council.
    Upsouth innovative youth engagement programme. 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    "Digital engagement is not a silver bullet" Throwback to Ep 10 with Matthew Crozier

    "Digital engagement is not a silver bullet" Throwback to Ep 10 with Matthew Crozier

    Introducing Matthew Crozier 

    Today's episode is our third in our series of Throwbacks - this time we relive our conversation with Matthew Crozier from Ep 10, looking at how building online digital engagement spills over, aiding to level up your organisations community engagement. 

    Matthew is co-founder of Bang the Table, connecting millions of people with hundreds of organisations globally. 

    In today’s episode you’ll learn:

    What is a “community engagement platform”? And why would my organisation need one?
    How to embed digital engagement across your organisation
    The benefits of a “digital-first” engagement approach 

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    • 10 min
    Ep 59 - Trauma informed change with Louise Marra

    Ep 59 - Trauma informed change with Louise Marra

    The hidden influence of collective trauma

    Permacrisis has been named the 'word of the year for 2022' by Collins Dictionary.

    Are your surprised? It's been a time of crisis after crisis, each one piling in after the last.

    Floods. Mass shootings. Earthquakes. Political upheavals. Pandemics. Cost of living pressures.

    These events show up in our lives and create pain - so-called 'collective trauma'.

    If we're lucky, the pain is short-lived and we move on.

    But often the trauma lives on in us. Unprocessed and unresolved. It continues to influence us as individuals and as a society long after the news cycle has moved on.

    Introducing Louise Marra

    On today’s podcast, we dive into the topic of collective trauma with guest Louise Marra.

    If you're skeptical about the relevance of trauma to your work, that's normal.

    But Louise encourages us to create space for healing our collective trauma no matter what work you're involved in. And she shares some simple tips for giving this a go in a way that won't make people run for the hills.

    If deeper and more meaningful work through harnessing the hidden power of healing our collective trauma lights your fire, buckle in for this kōrero with Louise. The opportunities for healing are all around us.

    Content warning - we talk about death in this episode

    This episode includes a discussion about death. We put an optimistic and empowering lens on its role in our work lives. But if that's not something you feel like jumping into today, this might not be the episode for you.


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    • 51 min
    "Every organisation should be lobbying" Throwback to Ep 17 with Holly Bennett

    "Every organisation should be lobbying" Throwback to Ep 17 with Holly Bennett

    Introducing Holly Bennett

    Today we cast our thoughts back to Ep 17 with Holly Bennett, all about the unexpected path into political lobbying.

    Particularly, we hear Holly's answers to these questions; 


    "What is lobbying?"

    "How do you get started in lobbying?"  

    Advocacy in government is essential, and Holly shares some wonderful insights on why she chose to go against the grain and how you can too. 

    In today’s episode you’ll learn

    The truth about lobbying… is it really the dark art and dirty politics it’s made out to be?
    What it takes to be a professional lobbyist
    How a beginner can get started with lobbying to those in power and government

    Resources mentioned in this episode

    Holly’s consulting firm Awhi.
    Engage - your place to get trained in government relations and lobbying www.engage.org.nz

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    • 11 min
    Ep 57 - Every One, Every Day - A Participatory City in Action with Aimee Gasparetto and Tammy Mudge

    Ep 57 - Every One, Every Day - A Participatory City in Action with Aimee Gasparetto and Tammy Mudge

    Introducing Aimee Gasparetto and Tammy Mudge

    The future work-scape is collaborative, sustainable, humanitarian, and local. Are you ready to participate in this new economy? 

    For Every One, Every Day - an organisation in Halifax, Canada - the participatory cities approach feels like second nature. Nurturing community, particularly in respect of Halifax's prominent Indigenous people, is what Aimee and Tammy strive for in their work every day. 

    "What if you could build a system of participation that could extend across cities and connect neighbourhoods?" This question fuels our discussion, which dives deeper into the practicality of participation driven communities.  

    In Ep 55 we discussed the participatory cities approach and how it has the potential to positively impact communities.  

    Today, in Ep 57, we cast our mind back to participatory cities, to hear about this approach in a practical, everyday sense and what it really looks like when introduced to Indigenous communities.

    Again, Hamish Lindop also joins us to ask some curious questions and share his thoughts. 

    In today’s episode you’ll learn: 


    What the participatory cities approach looks like in action.
    The practicality of participation driven communities. 
    How to customise the participatory cities approach to individual community needs. 
    How you can get started with this approach in your community. 

    Resources mentioned in this episode: 


    Ep 55 - How can you enable a participatory city? With Tessy Britton
    The Every One, Every Day organisation in Halifax.
    2022 Every One, Every Day Progress Report.


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    • 49 min

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