Summer School: Skills for democratic innovation and the governance of the future
Edinburgh Futures Institute is supporting the development of the next generation of democratic innovation practitioners. Join us for two half-day online workshops on the 28th and 30th of July 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 two half-day online sessions:
Wednesday 28th July, 9.30am – 1pm
- What is democratic innovation + introductions
- Case studies of democratic innovation
- Process design – how do we design democratic innovation interventions.
Friday 30th July, 9.30am – 1pm
- Facilitation and mediation in practice
- Reflective practice and peer support networks
- Change-making: System pressure points, communities of practice, and storytelling.
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
Places are free due to funding from the Scottish Funding Council’s Workforce Development Fund. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the two workshops.
Please make sure to register before Monday 26 July at 16:00 to ensure that you will be able to join the course.