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(with credit and thanks to Meg Wheatley – author of ‘Who do we choose to be? – Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership and Restoring Sanity’ and also Bob Stilger – author of ‘After Now – When we cannot see the future where do we begin’) “It is possible to find a path of contribution and meaning, […]

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Consultation can be really frustrating for all involved. The vast majority of public servants want to do a good job and understand that effective consultation can help. And, the vast majority of public stakeholders want to be consulted. So, why do we so often end up feeling frustrated and what could be another way forward […]

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Honoured to have been asked to host / facilitate 200 or so people at the SDG Forum at Dublin Castle last week, along with a great team – Eimear McNally, Martin Hawkes and Davie Philip. The SDG agenda is enormously complex and challenging, and particularly challenging for governments to engage with meaningfully. It is great […]

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. First things first, I am delighted to be working on this with Susan Coughlan, an experienced changemaker of great integrity and playfulness. I’ve been around this block a few times, trying to sense (or work out) what would be the most effective thing that would boost the capacity of changemakers (particularly, but not exclusively) […]

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(Sometimes there is merit in trying to keep things as simple as possible ! After years of doing this type of thing, here’s an attempt !) 1. Design and host engaging events and processes that enable the whole community to see itself in all its glorious diversity – assets, warts and all. 2. Support and […]

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After 13 years are so, Community & Voluntary Forums are mostly coming to an end and being replaced by Public Participation Networks, but who knows what is really happening and who is really working to make sure the good intentions of the Working Group on Citizen Engagement and Local Government are turned into reality ?  […]

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  A Working Group on Citizen Engagement with Local Government have produced what is in many ways a very good report recommending the creation of ‘Public Participation Networks’ in each local authority area, with a conscious focus on well-being and conscious effort to include socially excluded groups who may have been left out in the […]

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. Ireland is full of gatherings in 2013.  They come in many shapes and sizes.  Some may seem frivolous and some may seek to meet deep needs. Looking back, four of the seemingly diverse gatherings I have been involved in feel like they could turn out to be particularly significant.  What draws them together is, […]

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. It’s nice sometimes to come back a good while later to somewhere you have done a good bit of work. Borrisokane is a small town in the north of the north of Tipperary.  It’s one of those places that makes you think – if you could do it there, surely you could do it […]

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