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Deliberative Democracy:
Connecting Research and Practice






WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Deliberative Democracy: Connecting Research and Practice

3rd5th February 2011
The Deliberative Democracy: Connecting Research and Practice workshop will be held over three days and we will be working together to achieve five workshop outcomes.
Key workshop outcomes:


  1. Set the context for deliberative democracy in theory and practice

  2. Build mutual understanding between researchers and public participation practitioners

  3. Experience different deliberative techniques

  4. Establish and promote the potential of deliberative democracy and public participation (especially to contribute to the resolution of complex challenges of our time)

  5. Determine priorities for further research and recommend proposals for funding

WORKSHOP TIMETABLE

Day One

Day One Thursday 3rd February 2011

Session One 9:00 am – 10:30 am


Session

Time

Item

Facilitator(s)


Welcome

9:00 am

Welcome
Workshop purpose and structure

Housekeeping

Who is in the room? [keepads]

Anna Yeatman (4 min)

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis (4 min)

Lyn Carson (10 min)

Dallas Rogers (2 mins)

Dallas Rogers (10 mins)





Activity 1+ 2

9:30 am



Driving Questions

Who is attending the workshop?



Outcome

Set the scene and introduce participants




Annie Bolitho and Kath Fisher







Driving Question

How does my work relate to Deliberative Democracy?



Outcomes

  • Build an understanding of the different roles participants in the room occupy

  • Highlight the diversity of DD research and practice represented in the room




Also:


Rebecca Lazenby - Graphic illustrator
Gina Baker - Podcast



End

10:30 am

Morning tea





Day One Thursday 3rd February 2011

Session Two 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session

Time

Item

Facilitator(s)



Activity 3

11:00 am



Driving Questions

  • What are we seeking to achieve with Deliberative Democracy (research or practice)?

  • What are the exciting developments?

Outcomes

  • Share stories from the field of Deliberative Democracy

  • Learn from other participants’ success stories, research or dilemmas



Kathy Jones (90 min)


Rebecca Lazenby - Graphic illustrator
Gina Baker – Podcast (will remain with us throughout conference)


End

12:30 pm

Lunch







Day One Thursday 3rd February 2011

Session Three 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Session


Time

Item

Facilitator(s)



Activity 4

1:30 pm



Driving Questions

  • What are we still curious about?

  • What do we want to know more about?

  • What do we already know about these curiosities?

Outcome

  • Outline and record the existing knowledge base, both research findings and anecdotal observations, for Deliberative Democracy

  • Share our collective knowledge and experience

  • Note the unanswered questions




Jan Elliott and Erin Kreeger (90 min)


End

3:00 pm

Afternoon tea







Day One Thursday 3rd February 2011

Session Four 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Session

Time

Item

Facilitator(s)


Activity 5


3:30 pm


Driving Questions

  • When Deliberative Democracy delivers worthwhile outcomes, what are the key elements that contribute to its effectiveness?

  • If those key elements were commonplace, what could Deliberative Democracy routinely deliver?

Outcome

  • Identify commonality across participants’ research and practice

  • Discuss ways of moving the field of Deliberative Democracy forward to address common concerns

Max Hardy (90 min)

End

5:00 pm

Close





Sydney Ideas Event 6:00 pm

Time

Item

6:00 pm

Don’t forget, Sydney Ideas Forum - Why deliberative democracy matters

Venue: Seymour Centre



www.sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas


Day Two

Day Two Friday 4th February 2011

Session One 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Session


Time

Item

Facilitator(s)



Activity 1

9:00 am



Driving Question

What questions can research about Deliberative Democracy answer that help resolve the complex challenges of our time?



Outcomes

  • Provide an overview of the previous day’s discussions (What were the important findings and topics?)

  • Background to moving from individual to collective concerns

  • Define the process for discussing and developing research questions in the next two sessions



Abbie Jeffs, Lucy Cole-Edelstein and Dallas Rogers (90 min)




End

10:30 am

Morning tea





Day Two Friday 4th February 2011

Session Two 11:00 am – 12:30 pm


Session

Time

Item

Facilitator(s)



Activity 2

11:00 am



Driving Question

What questions can research about Deliberative Democracy answer that help resolve the complex challenges of our time? [cont’d]



Outcomes

  • Identify the gaps in our knowledge

  • Develop a list of research questions to address these gaps (small group work)

  • Estimate the impact of the research findings on resolving the complex challenges of our time

Abbie, Lucy, Dallas (90 min)




End

12:30 pm

Lunch






Day Two Friday 4th February 2011

Session Three 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Session

Time

Item

Facilitator(s)



Activity 3

1:30 pm



Driving Question

What questions can research about Deliberative Democracy answer that help resolve the complex challenges of our time? [cont’d]



Outcomes
  • Collate and discuss the research questions in the larger group


  • Revise the research questions

  • Discuss and provide final thoughts



Abbie, Lucy and Dallas (90 min)



End

3:00 pm

Afternoon tea





Day Two Friday 4th February 2011

Session Four 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Session

Time

Item

Facilitator(s)



Activity 4

3:30 pm



Driving Question

How do we decide which research proposals to put forward?

Outcomes

  • Establish selection criteria for deliberation on Saturday

  • Develop a list of questions and ideas for participants to consider overnight

  • Participants to consider ‘who could I work with to answer these questions?’

Matt Leighninger and John Gastil (90 min)




End

5:00 pm

Close






Workshop Dinner 7:00 pm


Time

Item

7:00 pm

Don’t forget, Workshop dinner at 7pm

Almustafa Lebanese Restaurant - 23 Glebe Point Road, Glebe





Day Three

Day Three Saturday 5th February 2011

Session One 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Session

Time

Item

Facilitator(s)



Activity 1

10:00 am



Activity

Select the proposals which should be prioritised for funding



Outcomes

Learn a technique for prioritising and deliberating as a group


Ron Lubensky (60 min)




End

11:00 am

Morning tea






Day Three Saturday 5th February 2011

Session Two 11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Session

Time

Item

Facilitator(s)



Activity 2

11:30 am



Activity

Join a group to refine a research proposal for funding



Outcomes

Draft research proposals for consideration by UWS & newdemocracy Foundation


Janette Hartz-Karp (60 min)




End

12:30 pm

Lunch






Day Three Saturday 5th February 2011

Session Three 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Session

Time

Item

Facilitator(s)



Activity 3


1:30 pm



Activity

Confirming the new research agenda and discussing the future



Outcomes

  • Outcome

  • Outline next steps

  • Communities of practice

  • Future activities

Carson & Max


Anna/Luca (60 min)


Final Comments

3:30 pm



Final Comments





End

4:00 pm

Close






Maps

Accommodation: Rydges Camperdown Sydney Hotel Workshop Venue: New Law School




Walking from Rydges to the New Law School









Workshop Venue: New Law School (enter via the cafe, see below)

Refreshments: Taste Baguette Cafe



Further information
General enquiries, conference information and accommodation

Dallas Rogers – Conference Coordinator | Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy

Email: d.rogers@uws.edu.au

Telephone: 0401 558 345


Administration

Christine Tobin – Administrative Office | Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy

Email: c.tobin@uws.edu.au

Telephone: 02 2 9772 6865


Professor Lyn Carson |Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy

Email: l.carson@uws.edu.au


Telephone: 02 9772 6650 or 0409 351 358




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