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  • Over the next 45 minutes
  • Public engagement -What is it?
  • What is Engagement?
  • Public engagement -Why do it?
  • A key element of understanding why you are doing PE Is to understand which of the drivers within society are that you are responding to:Governance –democratic legitimacy, trust, active citizenshipSocial cohesion and social justice –relationships, ownership and social capital; empowering peopleOr Better decisions and outcomesImproved services – creating more efficient services that meet real needs and reflect community values Capacity building and learning – building confidence and skills, and helping to create stronger communities Or Building understanding of trade offsGreater ownership – building community buy-in to policies, services and service deliveryOr Increasing public ownership of scienceIncreasing public participation in scienceNew legal and regulatory structures – Duty to Involve, CAA, Cabinet Office guidanceOther reasonsContributing to civic engagementIncreased public knowledge Policy influence
  • [bullet]One of the reasons that people get it wrong is because they start with the process or the structure they want for engagementthe way they want to run an engagement event[bullet]And they hope that it is going to lead to the outcome they want[bullet]But doesn’t work like that[bullet]shouldn’t start with process but ratherAND THEN GO THROUGH THE FORMULA Note at the end that it isn’t in fact linear, but is rather an iterative process
  • Public engagement -Who does it?Is it someone like you?
  • Lessons learnt
  • SCC2011 - Introduction to public engagement - Simon Burall

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    2. 2. An Introduction to Public Engagement<br />Simon Burall/ Director<br />Science Communication Conference<br />25 May 2011<br />
    3. 3. Agenda<br />Introductions <br />What is it? <br />Why do it?<br />Who does it?<br />Q&A<br />
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    5. 5.
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    8. 8. Who are you?<br />Turn to your neighbour and find out:<br />Who they are?<br />Where they are from?<br />What turned them on to science? <br />
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    10. 10. Public Engagement can be:<br />Science Communication<br />Education (e.g. scientists talking in schools) <br />University outreach<br />New Media (e.g. Twitter to update people) <br />Science festivals <br />Policy consultations <br />Debate and dialogue<br />Collaborative research<br />
    11. 11. How many do you recognise? <br />Lectures<br />Citizens’ juries<br />User Panels<br />Future Search<br />Open Space<br />Neighbourhood Forums<br />Deliberative Polling™<br />Local Involvement Networks <br />Focus Groups<br />Participatory Appraisal<br />Planning for Real™<br />Public Engagement<br />E-Petitions<br />Citizens’ Summits<br />Participatory Budgeting <br />Online forums<br />Wikis<br />World Cafe<br />Forum Theatre<br />Democs™<br />Public talks<br />Citizens’ Panels<br />Opinion Polls<br />
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    13. 13. Arnstein’s Ladder (1969)<br />
    14. 14. The Participation Spiral<br />Collaborate<br />Involve<br />Empower<br />Consult<br />Inform<br />
    15. 15. Andanother way<br />Empower<br />Collaborate<br />Involve<br />Number of people involved<br />Consult<br />Inform<br />
    16. 16. Not just science...<br />At different levels:<br /><ul><li>Local
    17. 17. National
    18. 18. International</li></ul>It happens in:<br />Health<br />Youth services<br />Criminal justice<br />Environment<br />Planning<br />Etc.<br />
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    20. 20. Different reasons<br />Social Cohesion<br />Governance<br />Improved Services<br />Learning<br />Law & Regulations<br />Ownership<br />
    21. 21. Making it all add up<br />Outcome<br />(What)<br />Process / Structure<br />(How)<br />People<br />(Who)<br />Context<br />(Where)<br />Purpose<br />(Why)<br />Process/ Structure<br />(How)<br />
    22. 22. Public Engagement Triangle<br />Transmit<br />To inspire, inform, change, educate, build capacity and involvement or influence decisions of others (e.g. the public)<br />Receive<br />To use the views, skills, experience, knowledge of others (e.g. the public) to inspire, inform, change, educate or build your own capacity or decisions<br />Collaborate<br />To collaborate, consider, create or decide something together<br />
    23. 23. Thinking about the benefits<br />Engagement as an end in itself<br />Engagement as an means to an end<br />Engagement as an external requirement<br />Engagement to benefit institution<br />Engagement to benefit participants<br />Engagement to benefit society <br />
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    25. 25. Key players<br />Research Councils<br />Universities<br />Museums and Science Centres<br />Third Sector<br />Private Sector<br /><ul><li>Scientists
    26. 26. Engineers
    27. 27. Teachers
    28. 28. PE Specialists
    29. 29. Civil servants
    30. 30. NGO staff
    31. 31. Public</li></li></ul><li>
    32. 32. Lessons learned<br />Don’t engage unless you mean it<br />Resource properly<br />Support staff to develop the skills<br />Understand your participants<br />Communicate clearly <br />
    33. 33. Where to go for more information <br />BSA www.britishscienceassociation.org<br />Wellcome Trust www.wellcome.ac.uk<br />NCCPE www.publicengagement.ac.uk<br />Sciencewise ERC www.sciencewise-erc.org.uk<br />People&Participationwww.peopleandparticipation.net<br />
    34. 34. PeopleandParticipation.net<br />You could use:<br /><ul><li> Conversation Cafes
    35. 35. Deliberative Workshops
    36. 36. Design Charrettes
    37. 37. Online Consultations
    38. 38. E-petitions
    39. 39. Area Forums
    40. 40. World Café
    41. 41. Online Forums
    42. 42. Mystery shopper
    43. 43. Planning for Real
    44. 44. Participatory Appraisal
    45. 45. Open Space Dialogue
    46. 46. Democs
    47. 47. Appreciative Inquiry</li></li></ul><li>Questions and Answers<br />
    48. 48. involve<br />Royal London House <br />22-25 Finsbury Square <br />London <br />EC2A 1DX<br />t: 020 7920 6470<br />e:simon@involve.org.uk<br />t:www.involve.org.uk<br />
    49. 49. Thanks to:<br />The following Flickr users who made their photos available under a Creative Commons licence:<br />Michel Filion<br />Hey Paul <br />lepiaf.geo<br />Ezioman<br />Xurble<br />Burningkarma<br />Chris Campbell<br />Purpleslog<br />Dave Schumaker<br />NuageDeNuit<br />Involve<br />

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