How to facilitate deliberative processes

Monday 27 June 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00

Online event 

SCCAN Scottish Communities Climate Action Network

Are you curious about Community Climate Assemblies, Citizens Assemblies, mini-publics or other types of deliberative processes?

About this event

Communities have been using new democratic processes to get better understanding and buy-in for meaningful local change. With so many formats, like Community Climate Assemblies, Citizens Assemblies, mini publics or other types of deliberative processes, it can be hard to know where to start.

Join Scottish Communities Climate Action Network online 2pm - 4pm Monday 27 June to hear from experts in the field and to experience deliberative processes first hand. Hear from:

Speakers' biographies:

Eva Schonveld is a climate activist, process designer and facilitator. She has co-convened the Transformative Conflict for Transition Network summit, supports sociocratic system development, decision-making and facilitation in many contexts including Extinction Rebellion Scotland. Eva is a co-founder of Starter Culture, Heartpolitics and Grassroots to Global. She is also a co author of Politics, Trauma and Empathy.

Andy Smith is a registered UKCP psychotherapist, supervisor and training supervisor. He co-founded Diversity Matters and was instrumental in the design and delivery of the HEC in the Person-centred Approach at Queen Margaret University. One of the latest projects the GO DEEP GAME won an award for Innovation in Global Education. Andy continues to develop projects focussed on the collective well-being of people, place and planet.

Bob Walley is a researcher in Climate Change Engagement and Communication with the University of Central Lancashire and co-founder of Envirolution, a Manchester based volunteer-led cooperative which organises community engagement events concerning climate change, in partnership with MCC, Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA) and Hubbub.

Gavin Crichton is the Artistic Director of Active Inquiry and has been in post since the start of the Company in 2008. Before setting up Active Inquiry, Gavin worked as a freelance drama worker and as Research Assistant at the Centre for Community Arts Research and Practice at Queen Margaret University. Gavin has over 12 years' experience of running both small and large-scale community arts projects. He is also an established workshop leader and theatre director.

Roland Playle is director of the Community Chartering Network, an organisation supporting communities to collectively make decisions about the future of local places. Roland works with planning departments and Community Councils to meet their aspirations. He has worked internationally, with marginalised people and in conflict regions. He is involved in a facilitative project in suburban North Glasgow working with people and the landscape.

Martha Smart from the Dundee People's Assembly.

There will be short presentations, Q&As and opportunities to directly experience deliberative processes in workshops.

This is a taster event and the intention is to hear what appetite there is for further training on facilitating deliberative processes. Further training would possibly be offered later in the year.