Direct to you from the Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement Master Class at the University of Sydney 3 - 5 December 2015
Day 1 | What's my key learning from today?
Democracy is not about voting! Controversial huh!
If you were to use a deliberative democratic technique to engage your community, that is, hand over some level of decision making to a group of randomly selected community members, there are five fundamental principles that you would need to apply. These are, random selection, time, information, authority and a blank sheet of paper.
1. Random selection, because community groups are not representative of the community.
Follow these simple principles and you have a powerful way of creating a genuine democratic outcome. Just think how trust and respect can be turned around for your organisation!
Cath Blake-Powell, Director + Principal TPG Conversations
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