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Governing in a Mutli-Stakeholder World: From Consultation to Open Dialogue

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Telfer School of Management's Centre for Executive Leadership

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Governing in a Mutli-Stakeholder World

From Consultation to Open Dialogue

A Canada 2020 Seminar

July 8, 2016 | Telfer School of Management at World Exchange Plaza (45 O'Connor Street) | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


In this daylong seminar, Dr. Don Lenihan will equip participants with the tools to implement open dialogue principals and practices. The course consolidates over a decade of work in the field by Don on some ground-breaking engagement projects, including development of Ontario’s new Condominium Act and the renewal of the Canadian Sport Policy, which has now been endorsed by all 14 federal, provincial and territorial governments.



When people hear the phrase “open government,” what comes to mind? For many, the answer will be transparency and accountability; or, possibly, evidence-informed policy. In this view, open government is about proactively releasing data and information to improve government.

In fact, this is only half the Open Government picture. Open Dialogue is the other half and it calls for greater public involvement in policymaking, especially through the use of digital tools.

Well-designed engagement processes can make a big contribution to policymaking. They can help ensure legitimacy through key process values such as transparency, responsiveness and inclusiveness.

They can also increase effectiveness by bringing the right mix of people, skills and resources into the policy process to ensure the best decisions are made, validated and implemented. But to achieve these benefits, the processes must be properly designed and executed. And that calls for the kind of knowledge and expertise that most governments are just beginning to build. The first step is get the concepts right and develop a good list of best practices.

Who Should Attend?

Public engagement impacts all aspects of the policy process, from ideas-generation to service delivery, auditing and evaluation. The course will be of interest to officials from across government, but should be of particular interest to those involved in policy-development, communications and service delivery. Those in the private and voluntary sectors doing work on policy or services will also find the course timely and relevant and are welcome.

Download the Full Agenda at Canada 2020.ca

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