Designing Public Engagement Experiences (Jonathan Rose and Daniel Buckles)

How do you know HOW people should be engaged? Can the methods and tools we choose make or break our public engagement process?

Host: Sarah LeBlanc, Lead, Public Engagement, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada

Guests: Daniel Buckles, Co-Founder, SAS2 Dialogue, Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University, and Jonathan Rose, Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University

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Speaker bios:

Sarah LeBlanc 

Sarah is a change leader whose work centers on the future of citizenship and collective decision-making. In her role with the Government of Canada, she collaborates with a team who shares a vision of public engagement that is transparent, relevant, inclusive, accountable and adaptable. Over the past 15 years, Sarah has worked as a consultant, in the non-profit sector (Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick), at the Parliament of Canada and has led change in collaboration with diverse people who innovate for the public good.

Daniel Buckles

Dr. Daniel Buckles is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, and co-founder of SAS2 Dialogue, an approach to action research. He was senior staff at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for 10 years and a researcher in Mexico for 10 years.

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose is Associate Professor at Queen's University where he teaches and writes on Canadian politics, electoral reform and political communication. He has written, co-written and edited four books and a number of articles both in the scholarly and popular press. In 2017 Jonathan was a member of an Expert Panel on Government Communications for Elections Nova Scotia.   He also co-chaired the Bank of Canada’s advisory panel that nominated Viola Desmond for the new $10 banknote that should be appearing in a bank machine near you!  He has provided advice to the federal and provincial Auditor General on government advertising. In 2006, he was Academic Director of the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform and lectures around the world about citizen engagement.  Jonathan organizes and runs a Debate Club for Inmates at Collins Bay Institution. He’s also a board member of the Ontario College of Teachers, the body that regulates the province’s 250,000 teachers.


Other resources in this series: 

Public Engagement series: Public Engagement: Want to Learn more?
Public Engagement series: Learning Together for Better Public Engagement: Intro video (Laura Wesley) (Disponible en anglais seulement)
Public Engagement series: Government of Canada Public Engagement Principles
Public Engagement series: Designing Public Engagement Experiences Toolkit 
Public Engagement series: Public Engagement Strategy Template
Public Engagement series: Podcast: Building Nation-to-Nation Relationships (Georgina Lloyd) (Disponible en anglais seulement)
Public Engagement series: Video: Digital, Data & Open Policy Making (Panel) (Disponible en anglais seulement)
Public Engagement series: Video: Leading from the Heart (Tim O'Loan) (Disponible en anglais seulement)