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This podcast provides guidance on how to facilitate public deliberations.

Facilitating Public Deliberations newDemocracy Foundation

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This podcast provides guidance on how to facilitate public deliberations.

    Deliberation around the world with Claudia Chwalisz

    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.
    LINKS
    Catching the Deliberate Wave report
    Leading Deliberative Democracy short course
    Doing Deliberative Democracy short course
     
     
    Music acknowledgement

    • 28 min
    Reflections from a participant with Bobbi Allan

    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.

    • 18 min
    Deliberation and disability with Rhiann MacLean and Max Hardy

    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
    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
     
    Music acknowledgement

    • 36 min
    Online deliberation through Common Ground for Action with Kara Dillard

    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.
    LINKS
    Kettering Foundation
    Amy Lee, Department of Political Science, Ohio State University
    Common Ground for Action: A 90-min Forum in a 5-min Video
     
    Music acknowledgement

    • 44 min
    Reflecting on deliberation and valuable techniques with Kath Fisher

    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.
    Documents Kath referred to in this episode
    A summary of the report produced from the CSIRO project A copy of an excellent consensus decision making resource she uses in her facilitation An example of a feedback/evaluation form she uses for evaluating citizens’ juries You can find these documents on the newDemocracy Foundation website page for this podcast: https://www.newdemocracy.com.au/category/library/podcast/
     
    Music acknowledgement

    • 22 min
    Tools and techniques with Abbie Jeffs

    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.
     
    LINKS
    Bliss Browne’s ‘Imagine Chicago’
    Tuckman’s stages
    Visit  to newDemocracy’s podcast page to access Kaner’s diverge/converge guide to participatory decision-making.
    Music acknowledgement

    • 17 min

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