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#MonthlyMyth: Tables enhance conversation

#MonthlyMyth: Tables enhance conversation

We are often drawn towards what we know – it’s comfortable sticking to what we are used to doing, seeing and experiencing.  However, when it comes to engagement, sometimes comfortable doesn’t equal effective, and this month’s myth is a perfect example.

Facilitating deliberative mini-publics - Real Democracy Now!

Facilitating deliberative mini-publics - Real Democracy Now!

One of our co-founders Keith Greaves was interviewed on a recent episode of Real Democracy Now! - a podcast that answers the question: can we do democracy differently?

The episode, which also features interviews with facilitators Lucy Cole-Edelstein, Director of Straight Talk and Max Hardy, Principal at Max Hardy Consulting, considers the concept of 'mini publics' (or deliberative processes) from the perspective of the facilitator.