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SCC2011 - Introduction to public engagement - Simon Burall

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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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  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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