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SMART Big Society  –  Digitally Enabled Citizen and Public Servant !! Karen Cheney Community Empowerment Lead – Birmingham...
Introduction <ul><li>Not a social media expert but enthusiast -  see the practical application to enhance empowerment and ...
INVOLVE – Northfield Young People’s Forum 2005 - <ul><li>www.involvenorthfield.com </li></ul><ul><li>Young people designed...
Involve – Northfield Young Peoples Forum 2005- <ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts :Radio Involve / Video Involv...
Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham 2009/10 <ul><li>www.communityassettransfer.com </li></ul><ul><li>Website: progress ...
Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham 2009/10 <ul><li>Putting names to LA faces – interviews and podcasts rather than jus...
Birmingham Local Democracy Week <ul><li>www.birminghamlocaldemocracyweek.com </li></ul><ul><li>Flip training for com activ...
Birmingham Local Democracy Week <ul><li>Blogging – events / conversations are co produced … </li></ul>
Final thoughts…. <ul><li>Worked well because a great partnership between LA and experts in the community sector </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. SMART Big Society – Digitally Enabled Citizen and Public Servant !! Karen Cheney Community Empowerment Lead – Birmingham City Council
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Not a social media expert but enthusiast - see the practical application to enhance empowerment and engagement opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Digitally Enhanced Citizen – someone who is well informed to and able to influence/ comment on / access decision making / access to further information </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual relationship between Local Authority and citizen – collaboration / co production </li></ul><ul><li>LA needs to be receptive/ open to influence/ willing to let go / 2 way dialogue – benefits outweigh the risks ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. INVOLVE – Northfield Young People’s Forum 2005 - <ul><li>www.involvenorthfield.com </li></ul><ul><li>Young people designed own brand and website- enabling both forum and a wider network </li></ul>
  4. 4. Involve – Northfield Young Peoples Forum 2005- <ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts :Radio Involve / Video Involve </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth –DV and young people + Ice Gym </li></ul><ul><li>But Social Media not just for young people…. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham 2009/10 <ul><li>www.communityassettransfer.com </li></ul><ul><li>Website: progress of programme warts and all - mutual learning, trust and understanding – see what we do </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham 2009/10 <ul><li>Putting names to LA faces – interviews and podcasts rather than just dry reports </li></ul><ul><li>Honest dialogue – no editing/accessible/open and transparent </li></ul>
  7. 7. Birmingham Local Democracy Week <ul><li>www.birminghamlocaldemocracyweek.com </li></ul><ul><li>Flip training for com activists/ workers and social reporting </li></ul>
  8. 8. Birmingham Local Democracy Week <ul><li>Blogging – events / conversations are co produced … </li></ul>
  9. 9. Final thoughts…. <ul><li>Worked well because a great partnership between LA and experts in the community sector </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps needs to be kept under the radar and not captured by marketing and communications! </li></ul><ul><li>Public seem to like the conversation – opens up dialogue and change of culture/ relationship between LA and the public </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media adds a valuable option to community engagement and empowerment but not to be used instead of face to face talking to communities. </li></ul><ul><li>LA doesn’t always have to be in control and doing the doing – can learn a lot from just listening in, following not leading …. </li></ul>
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