A PublicForum Book Talk - Thursday, 8 October 2009, 17:00 Eastern/21:00 GMT (60 minutes)
In Australasia, this event will take place on the morning of 9 October 2009.
Free. A Circle Club members-only event.*
Community engagement efforts are always well intentioned . . . yet they can easily go wrong and lead to 'bad' decisions. To design and implement a successful engagement effort, you need to know the essential steps that lead to a quality outcome—and the pitfalls to avoid.
Join us for a lively one-hour discussion with Australian practitioner Vivien Twyford about what you need to know to create sustainable decisions. Drawing on more than 20 years experience with public, private, and NGO/nonprofit organizations, Twyford will share her insights and illustrate her talk with examples of community engagement done well—and not so well. The event will include a participant Q&A session.
Twyford is co-author1 of Beyond Public Meetings: Connecting Community Engagement with Decision-Making. Based on this insightful book, our interview will highlight:
Vivien Twyford is the founding partner of Twyfords, an Australian company that specializes in community engagement. Twyfords offers a range of services including strategic advice on designing purposeful engagement policies; evaluation frameworks; and training for decision-makers and practitioners in planning and undertaking engagement processes.
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*Not yet a Circle Club member? Join now before registering for this event. Your membership will be verified upon registration.1With Stuart Waters , Max Hardy, and John Dengate
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