Ideas for Involving people in decision-making

This idea came from Sarah Allan’s workshop at Notwestminster 2016

What we’re doing
Ideas for Engaging people in decision-making


Sarah Allan – 9 steps to getting public engagement right
“No more, ‘ooo, I’ve come across this cool looking technique called a citizens’ jury – let’s run one.’”

Live notes

The power of design: engaging people in decision-making and democracy


Sarah Allan's workshop at Notwestminster 2016
Notwestminster16 (111 of 135) by Anthony Mckeown


Who we are

Sarah AllanSarah Allan
Engagement Lead (Democratic Reform)

Sarah leads on democratic reform for Involve – a think-tank and charity which helps people take and influence the decisions that affect their lives. She specialises in event design for public engagement and facilitation, and works across local and national government and public services. She has a background in research, project management and campaigning. 


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Design Challenges for Local DemocracyLocal Democracy Design Challenges

This idea came from Sarah’s workshop at Notwestminster 2016, in response to one of our Design Challenges for Local Democracy, which were crowdsourced from our Notwestminster network. The challenge is:

Social Decision Making: Councils make many important decisions yet the people who are affected rarely have their say. How can we get people involved in local policy making so that they  can influence the decisions that affect them?

Notwestminster Ideas Bazaar 2016

Notwestminster 2016 workshops list

Notwestminster 2016

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