Public Engagement in a Multi-Stakeholder Environment

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Public engagement is a new way of thinking about how government works together with stakeholders and ordinary citizens to achieve a wide range of goals that it cannot achieve alone, such as population health, adjustment to climate change, building a highly skilled labour force or national security. The seminar will focus on four basic questions:

  • What is “public engagement” and why is not only desirable, but necessary?
  • What’s wrong with traditional consultation and are governments really poised to move away from it?
  • How do public-engagement processes work?
  • How do they change the way we think about policy development, leadership, accountability and traditional approaches to communications?