More sharing and collaboration in local democracy

A Notwestminster 2020 workshop hosted by Sharon Dale

Notwestminster 2019How do we create the conditions for our organisations to collaborate within themselves and with each other? What are the blockers to collaboration? How have you made collaboration work? What ideas do you have which we can experiment with? 

Through dxw’s recent project collaborating with Barnsley Council we have concluded that collaboration and sharing is a positive and beneficial thing in local democracy. In this workshop Sharon will help participants to analyse the ways that they have previously, currently do or might collaborate. She will be using a Liberating Structure called Ecocycle Planning. This method will help us to see where we are focussing our efforts and if it is in the right place.You will learn a useful new method of planning and we will collectively know more about collaborating and sharing.

About the workshop host


Sharon DaleSharon Dale

Sharon is a Transformation Lead at dxw and has recently completed a Local Digital Funded Discovery with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council investigating the appetite for using an Income Management System developed and run by a Local Authority. She specialises in capability building, inclusion and team effectiveness. Sharon is a serial volunteer for events such as UKgovcamp, Localgovcamp and OneTeam Government. Her main interest is in creating shared understanding and the conditions for people to work well together.

How to get involved

Book your free ticket for Notwestminster 2020

Share and comment on twitter using these tags:

#notwestminster #ecocycle

or you can Leave a Reply on this page.

Big hearts and open minds

Notwestminster 2020 main event

Our kind of democracy is human-scale. When we talk about local democracy, we mean the democracy that happens where we are, in our neighbourhoods and the places that we know. It is the democracy that we live and breathe, each and every day. It only lives when we have our hearts in it, and it only grows when we are open to thinking and doing in different ways.

So if you’re open to our local democracy being what we want it to be, and if you’re up for the challenge of doing something to help make it happen, please join us at Notwestminster.

Notwestminster 2020 workshops list

Notwestminster 2020

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s