5 August 2019

Building Trust by Opening Minst with Scott Newton | Monday 12th August | 5:30PM

We are living through a challenging time - where the very principles of democracy are being challenged by a lack of trust between politicians and the people. How can trust be built and what role can we, as facilitators, play?

Sydney facilitator, Scott Newton, has been working with four UTS Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation students to explore these trust issues – Marissa Motsos, Sharon Gao, Nusardol Oshana, and Nic Hurrell. The students have met with NSW Parliament Speaker Jonathon O’Dea , Executive Director NewDemocracy Iain Walker, Advisor to the Premier Marc Snape and many more.

From these interviews, research and experiments, the students deduced that the more open people are to new ideas and perspectives, the more weight their recommendations and decisions carry. And so they’ve developed a workshop activity to do just that - open minds.

Come along to our next session to help test this new approach and to discuss, more broadly, explore how we can help open up a participant’s mind, heart and will - to encourage deliberation and produce deeper workshop insights and nuanced decisions.
About Scott Newton
Scott is Senior Project Manager with KJA and also lectures in the UTS Creative Intelligence course. He is a communications professional with five years’ marketing, public relations and specialist experience in the technology, education and consultancy sectors. He is also a game developer and now coordinates Sydney’s first specialist working space for other developers. Scott’s passion is for deliberative decision-making processes and he has worked with New Democracy and other Citizen panel processes.

Venue: University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Building 10 (cnr Jones & Thomas St), Level 5, Room 5.580
Take the lift to level 5, cross the atrium footbridge, walk straight ahead to room 580 on your right.

Time: From 5:30pm to 7:30pm | No RSVP - Just turn up | Donation $5

Contact: www.facilitatorsnetwork.blogspot.com
Eoin Higgins  eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com : 0407 411 684
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