Community Consultation
31 Mar 2010
8th Annual Conference. Hard choices, engagement and localism. Held at The Kings Fund, London

This conference examined the implications of “Total Place” and the new movements of localism for consultations, outlining how separate public bodies can consult together.

Programme
10:00
Michael Burton, Editor, The MJ
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Rhion Jones, Programme Director, The Consultation Institute
The art of consultation in a cold climate

10:25
Alison Seabrooke, Chief Executive, Community Development Foundation
Keynote address: The economic and social imperative for successful collaboration

10:40
Bobby Duffy, Managing Director, Ipsos MORI
Understanding what citizens want

10:55
John Tizard, Director, Centre for Public Service Partnerships
Public services and delivering with less: applying consultation and engagement

11:10
Dale Hall, Managing Director, Opinion Research Services
Total Place and lessons for consultation

11:25
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:35
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:05
Paul Martin, Chief Executive, London Borough of Sutton
Behaviour Change: Active Consultation

12:20
Panel discussion: Joining up services and extending the duty to involve in a recession
John Tizard, Director, Centre for Public Service Partnerships Jessie Cunnet, Founder, Director, Patient and Public Involvement Solutions Jeremy Gardner, Head of Communications and Engagement, NHS Tower Hamlets

12:50
Expanding third sector involvement in consultation
Tony Okotie, Director, Tameside Third Sector Coalition Ben Gilchrist, Policy and Participation Team Manager, Tameside Third Sector Coalition

13:05
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:15
Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition

14:15
Kai Rudat, Director, Office for Public Management
Using digital and creative approaches to overcome exclusion

14:30
Panel discussion: Promoting democracy and opening up channels of communication
Jennifer Ngyou, Policy Advisor, Communities and Local Government, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Mike Bartram, Communications Consultant, Director, Mike Bartram Limited Simon Burrall, Director, Involve

15:00
Clive Saunders, Chair, Watford African Caribbean Association
Reaching diverse communities

15:15
Phil Teece, Programme Manager, Participatory Budgeting Unit
Participatory budgeting, democracy and social cohesion

15:30
Questions and discussions: Session 3
15:40
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00
Key Issues Seminar 1: Case study: A recent national and local-level energy consultation
Suzannah Kinsella, Head of Public Engagement, Central Office of Information

16:00
Key Issues Seminar 2: Engagement in the recession: how to improve outcomes and reduce waste in difficult times
Simon Burrall, Director, Involve