Public Conversation+details

Participation level:

  • Low (Information only)

Innovation level:

  • Medium (Some new elements)

Facilitator skill level, and other support required:

  • High (Specialist skills)
  • Medium (Computer & other expertise)

Can be used for:

  • Engage community
  • Discover community issues
  • Develop community capacity
  • Build alliances, consensus

expand_more +Objectives
To identify issues that are of relevance to community groups or members who are affected by or interested in an issue; this may include...

expand_more +Outcomes
Public conversations will reveal unknown issues and aspects of community views on a plan or project that will allow the plan to be improved...


expand_more +Uses-strengths
  • Can help identify individuals and groups who should be consulted as well as how they should be notified or invited.
  • Can help gather information

expand_more +Special considerations-weaknesses
  • Can be costly.
  • Can be time consuming.
  • Time and cost constraints can limit the number of participants.
  • Discussions may be difficult to incorporate into


Organizing Public Conversation

How many people to organize?

  • Medium (2-12 people)
  • Individual

Time required:

  • Medium (6 weeks-6 months)


  • High (> AUD$10,000)
  • Medium (AUD$1,000-AUD$10,000)

expand_more +Method
Individual discussions
  • Approach people that are potential stakeholders in the following ways:
  • On the telephone
  • On the street
  • At places of work
  • In





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see where we are also listing similar practices

  --Michel Bauwens (Not signed in).....Sun Jan 31 00:53:33 -0800 2010

The Bohm Dialogue, especially Collective Reflection has significance for me in terms of artistic critique and dialogue.

If one wanted to connect this to Jungian thought I'd relate to that.

  --Srule Brachman (Not signed in).....Mon May 21 17:09:16 +0000 2012





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