In this edition of Thought Bubbles I share my hatred of impersonal bureaucratic surveys used for community engagement. I ask whether I’m the only hater of surveys, and whether at a local Government level better engagement could be undertaken directly by those elected to make decisions on behalf of the community, amongst their own networks in the community. I don’t have all the answers but would love to know your thoughts!
In this episode I explore how society is at an all time low in relation to trust, but also have a bit of a rant at us all as community members and how we need to just shut up and get involved!
It’s here… Engage 2 Act Australia & New Zealand! I just can’t contain my excitement so am sharing with you some of my rationale behind making this happen. We NEED a really decent network of people with an interest in citizen engagement here in Australia and New Zealand. So we’re making it happen!
Let me share with you the story of my Facebook post reaching almost 7 million views! I reflect on the strategies I used, how it made me feel and how it might have affected my Facebook page from here on!
Becky is back! It’s been well over a year since the last recording of Thought Bubbles so in this episode Becky gives a quick run down of what’s been happening!
This week I discuss how community engagement needs to be both ‘concrete and emotive’ and I used a local increase in Council rates as an example!
Taking a ‘bottom-up’ approach
This week I reflect on the work of Becky Hirst Consulting during the last 12 months!
In this weeks episode I talk about the “3 legs” of community engagement – traditional, face-to-face and online engagement