Prototyping Democracy: Better Collaboration Design
Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
What if you had to innovate using Robert’s Rules of Order or design software using parliamentary procedure? As the world grows in complexity, we still expect to make complex public policy decisions by asking the gentleman to yield. Technology advances both necessitate and enable a new how: agile, design, co-creation, and more. In this workshop, we start with improv theater: Scene 1 - you choose the innovation category to be acted out using Robert’s Rules. Scene 2 - with the same topic, you choose a different method. Everyone is then invited to co-create and prototype democracy’s next iteration of collaboration. Bring your knowledge of collaboration methods and come prepared to prototype!
Diane Miller specializes in the design, facilitation and implementation of community engagement projects that help diverse groups of people work together to find common ground for action. For fift...Show the rest
Diane Miller specializes in the design, facilitation and implementation of community engagement projects that help diverse groups of people work together to find common ground for action. For fifteen years, she has worked with Central Texas governments, businesses and community groups on multi-sector initiatives addressing issues such as transportation, land use planning and the environment. Diane focuses on process, relationships and outcomes, using her engagement and group process design skills to bring together the necessary components to foster collaborative action on complex community challenges.
Before launching Civic Collaboration in 2011, Diane was assistant director for Envision Central Texas, a regional planning non-profit that successfully brought together leaders and community members in an extensive visioning process to shape the region’s future. Diane’s background is a unique blend of community engagement, group process design, and corporate and civic culture change expertise. Before coming to Texas, she worked in the field of organizational development, with a focus on leadership, teamwork, and organizational change management. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation, and has certifications from Fielding University's Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement program and the International Association of Public Participation.Hide the rest
Jess McMullin is the founder and principal of Situ Strategy, a human-centred management consultancy, and the Centre for Citizen Experience, an action, education, and advocacy firm that helps govern...Show the rest
Jess McMullin is the founder and principal of Situ Strategy, a human-centred management consultancy, and the Centre for Citizen Experience, an action, education, and advocacy firm that helps government work better for people.
At the heart of his work, he partners with executives and teams to create the capability and cultures that purpose-driven organizations need to tackle the complex adaptive challenges of both today and tomorrow.
Jess started in user experience design in 1996, and for the past six years has dedicated his career to creating better citizen experiences by bringing strategic design to public service delivery, policymaking, and customer-centered organizational transformation.
Today he consults, teaches, and speaks globally about design for service and policy innovation. You can find out more about his work at situ.org, citizenexperience.org, and twitter.com/jessmcmullin.Hide the rest