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Thought Bubbles Episode 48 – Why COMMUNITY leadership is more critical

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In this episode, on the day after the Australian Federal Election, I discuss the role of community in a society where politics and religion are no longer the main pillars that many of us can rely upon, and I give some thoughts around how we can all take immediate action by getting to know the communities in which we live.

Thought Bubbles – Episode 47 – How to spot BAD public consultation

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In this episode I share a story of a recent piece of work I undertook – in facilitating BAD public consultation. It didn’t make me feel good… or did it?

Thought Bubbles – Episode 46 – My Favourite Activist Of All Time

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In this 2019 Global Community Engagement Day episode, I share tales of my favourite activist of all time and some reflections on what we can learn from her work back in the early 1900’s.

Thought Bubbles – Episode 43 – What actually is an Activist?

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On the run up to Global Community Engagement Day, in this episode I start thinking about the theme of ‘Engaging with Activists’ and ponder on the definition of an Activist. Am I one? Are you one? And how do we define activism in 2018?

Thought Bubbles – Episode 42 – How to Engage a Troublemaker

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In this episode I explore a few ideas for engaging with those in the community people who like to disrupt, ask questions, challenge things and generally go against the status quo.

Thought Bubbles Episode 41 – Politics & Community Engagement

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In this episode, I share a story about how I’ve come to learn that community engagement is not something that a Government can opt in or out of – regardless of whether they are aligned to the left or right of the political spectrum. I use our recent experience of a shift of state Government in South Australia from 16 years of a Labor government to a new Liberal government – and how the community are demanding good engagement, that isn’t just tick-a-box consultation and involves them in decision making and problem solving from early on in the process.

Thought Bubbles – Episode 40 – Influence

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On the run up to Global Community Engagement Day on 28 January, let’s reflect on how my work might have influenced community engagement practice in South Australia, or whether i’ve influenced you in any way?

Thought Bubbles – Episode 38 – Community Engagement on Council Rates

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In this episode I share the ONE single question that I believe local Government should be asking their community as part of their community engagement regarding rates. I’d love to hear from Councils around the world who have undertaken successful engagement with community on paying their rates!