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What I say ... purpose of the engagement:
A highly responsive and participatory interface between the caller(s), the
stakeholders and the public
No really, the purpose of the engagement version 1.0:
To make visible the collective intelligence of a region in such a way that it transforms civic culture and
leadership platforms ...
... so that the directionality of society is re-located into the hands of citizens
Principles of Engagement
Honesty, Transparency and Authenticity
Chaos with just enough order
People see themselves in the results - proof is in the pudding
Integrates expert input, interactive conversation, arts, social media, tangible experience
Builds community and raises civic pride
Responsive to what is happening in the community, online, in the media
Compelling messaging, invitation and branding
Engages broad and diverse demographic and geography
Makes visible the full spectrum of opinion and perspective
Share the necessary information to create informed public debate
The Different RolesCallers
Creative EngagementOnline/new media genius
The quality, nature and depth of relationship at the core is reflected in the quality, nature and depth of the engagement process
Invitation, Messaging & Creative Engagement
Social/ New Media
How can civic engagement transform the current culture of leadership/governance rather than just help it function better?
How can events, online and creative engagements provoke people into their own activities? (build a movement)
How can we harvest that activity in such a way that it can feed meaningfully back into the public realm and strategically influence decision making?
How can we build decision maker accountability into the process?
What are the risks of not activating civic engagement for change?
What if the greatest innovation in Nova Scotia is not around what topic or the process we use but who we manage to engage?
Now we have created a crack in the society here how do we flood it with capacity building for authentic engagement?