Summer School: Skills for democratic innovation and the governance of the future
The Edinburgh Futures Institute is supporting the development of the next generation of democratic innovation practitioners in Scotland.
Join us for 2 half-day online workshops on the 20th and 22nd of June to develop skills in leadership, facilitation, process design and policy entrepreneurship that are core to democratic innovation.
This short course will focus on skills for governance that can address systemic issues, with emphasis on short-medium term action based in long-term thinking.
Overview of the 2 half day sessions:
Monday 20th June, 9.30am – 1pm
Block 1 – What is democratic innovation + introductions
Block 2 – Case studies of democratic innovation
Block 3 – Process design – how do we design democratic innovation interventions.
Wednesday 22nd June, 9.30am – 1pm
Block 4 – Facilitation and mediation in practice
Block 5 – Design cafe: Change-making
Block 6 – Reflective practice and peer support networks
As part of the summer school we will be hosting 3 open satellite events to compliment the Summer school and provide insight into the exciting democratic innovation change projects.
Course delivery team
Oliver Escobar – Academic Lead for Democratic Innovation at the Edinburgh Futures institute
Kelly McBride – Practitioner in Community engagement, deliberation, and public participation
Steve Earl – Engagement at the Edinburgh Futures Institute
At the moment this course is only available to those that qualify for the Scottish Funding Council’s fee waiver programme.
To apply for the course and its funding please Click Here
If you are interested in the course but don’t qualify for the fee-waiver do please contact Steve Earl (email@example.com) for future developments of the Summer school.
This course is funded by the Scottish Funding Council’s Upskilling and National Transition Training Funds and is offered as part of The University of Edinburgh’s Data Skills Workforce Development programme.