Jez Hall of PB Partners is running a workshop at this year’s Consultation Institute annual conference on the 22nd October 2014, at the America Square Conference Centre, London. The conference, entitled "The Power of the People", is one of the most high profile events in the UK consultation world.
Speaking in the workshop section on the the theme Power in Practice – Local Communities , Jez will consider how Participatory Budgeting can add value to existing community engagement work, and mobilise 1000’s if done well. People like it when they have a say, and know when they don’t.
Adding PB into your consultation mix can radically change the normal top down dialogue. moving from ‘what do you think of what we are doing for you" to "tell us how we do this more effectively", and even "we need you to do our job better".
Reflecting the often forgotten reality that public servants are just that. Paid by citizens to spend their money wisely.