Community Planning -making an impact   Brian Cavanagh Clifden Consultancy
A modern morality tale <ul><li>local community concerned about young boys drinking and hanging around local park.  </li></...
What good looks like!- an outcome led approach <ul><li>cultural not organisational change </li></ul><ul><li>it’s a process...
Reasonable expectations-realistic demands <ul><li>shifting the balance of power </li></ul><ul><li>public services that are...
First principles-making a difference <ul><li>to empower communities, representatives and public servants </li></ul><ul><li...
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Brian Cavanagh of Clifden Consultancy explores what effective community planning might look like based on the Scottish experience.

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Brian Cavanagh

  1. 1. Community Planning -making an impact Brian Cavanagh Clifden Consultancy
  2. 2. A modern morality tale <ul><li>local community concerned about young boys drinking and hanging around local park. </li></ul><ul><li>seen as being unsafe-community demand action-summon community leaders to public meeting </li></ul><ul><li>key agencies and public figures engage in buck passing as it is not there responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>meeting creates more heat than light </li></ul><ul><li>community feels not listened to, patronised and still living with problem </li></ul><ul><li>civic leaders frustrated by lack of “joined upness,” unloved and unappreciated </li></ul>
  3. 3. What good looks like!- an outcome led approach <ul><li>cultural not organisational change </li></ul><ul><li>it’s a process not an event </li></ul><ul><li>effective on multi-layered problems </li></ul><ul><li>community and voluntary sectors are equal partners </li></ul><ul><li>not just consultation but involvement! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reasonable expectations-realistic demands <ul><li>shifting the balance of power </li></ul><ul><li>public services that are “citizen facing” </li></ul><ul><li>new approaches to policy challenges </li></ul><ul><li>addresses issues of representation and capacity </li></ul><ul><li>about service improvement and community engagement </li></ul><ul><li>improvements that are tangible </li></ul>
  5. 5. First principles-making a difference <ul><li>to empower communities, representatives and public servants </li></ul><ul><li>to re-establish trust between decision takers and communities </li></ul><ul><li>to ensure more effective and transparent decisions </li></ul><ul><li>ability to tackle complex challenges that don’t fit organisational boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>to harness community and voluntary expertise </li></ul>

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