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Join Bang the Table's Matt Crozier, direct from Australia, and about 50 other professionals in a free, fun, and interactive workshop on Tuesday February 9th - University of Calgary Downtown Campus from 8AM to 10AM. This combination lecture and hands-on workshop uses case studies and live examples to illustrate successful outcomes in public projects with special interests and opposing views. We will explore eight distinct outcomes that policy makers, government administrators, communications professionals, corporate executives, developers and planners can consider in their efforts to educate and engage community:
- Issues Management
- Policy Development
- Place Management
- Deliberative Dialog
- Capacity Building
- Community Relations
- Decision Making
- Strategic Planning
Each case study will explore a strategic outcome and reveal some of the tactical methods used to benchmark and gauge community awareness, participant familiarity, and overall acceptance of the consultation topic in the community. Sample tactics used to measure and build engagement include:
- Creating groups online for public, private, and panel engagement: you don't have to bare your soul to be transparent
- Moderated forums, surveys, forms and polls: how to deal with strong voices and unruly behaviour
- Brainstormers, ideation, online voting: starting a new relationship can be easier than you think
- Online mapping, storytelling and targeted newsletters: getting local and getting real
- Social media integration including channels like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, Flickr, etc
- Reporting & analytics interpretation: when to NOT stay calm and when to carry on
We will also highlight some of the benefits realized by proponents who have conducted regular and frequent consultations, including:
- expedited consensus building, community buy-in and less polarization
- obtaining results that are representative, auditable, reliable, and that have been obtained democratically
- improved trust relationships between government, citizens and businesses through more efficient communications and better transparency
- capturing a willingness and readiness from citizens to participate and volunteer in community efforts, both current and future;
- building better overall communities, with less crime, improved employment, and decreased negative social issues
- improved interest and awareness of issues
- cost-efficient & streamlined economic development and project management
This is an interactive workshop, and participants will also be invited to share their own unique experiences. While there is no cost to attend this event, early reservation is highly recommended and participation is limited. The last event filled to capacity within days - don't miss out!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
About the speaker:
Matt Crozier is a co-founder and Director of Bang the Table Pty Ltd. Matt has extensive experience in the public sector, having worked for the NSW Department of Planning as the Regional Director in the Hunter, the NSW Premiers Department as a Senior Policy Advisor , the UK’s Rural Development Commission as Head of Rural Economy and the London Underground as Manager, Environment. Matt has a first class honours degree in Economics, and two Masters Degrees; one in Environmental Economics and a second in Transport. Matt is also chairman of Compass Housing Services, a major not for profit community housing provider.