Unique engagement consultations require consideration of the best tools for the job. Explore our most popular Marketplace tool integrations, Balancing Act and Konveio, and understand how they provide participants with a robust engagement experience and promote organizational transparency.
Bang the Table hosted two webinars, led by tool founders Chris Adams (Balancing Act) and Chris Haller (Konveio). Supported by local project examples and experienced practitioners sharing their learning and outcomes, these webinars will benefit anyone planning a flagship digital engagement project with an eye to exceeding community expectations.
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Webinar 1: Balancing Act And Budget Public Consultations
Webinar 2: Konveio Interactive PDFs
Balancing Act And Budget Public Consultations
Your residents and stakeholders want to be involved in budget allocation and local spending decisions. In this webinar, we’ll explore how a sophisticated budget simulation software, in tandem with a comprehensive online consultation platform, can make local budgeting more efficient and meaningful for all those involved.
Chris Adams, President of Balancing Act
Chris Adams, owner and CEO of Balancing Act, examines the differences between ‘budget consultation’ and ‘participatory budgeting.’ Additionally, we’ll hear from Michael Shave, Director of Corporate Services at Noosa Shire Council, while he discusses the benefits that budget engagement has had throughout a detailed budgeting process and what it has meant for his organization when it is time to make final decisions. We are also joined by a local Engagement Officer sharing impacts community budget consultations have had on community trust and understanding.
Michael Shave, Director of Corporate Services at Noosa Council
Michael Shave is currently the Director of Corporate Services at Noosa Council with responsibility for Council’s internal services including Finance, ICT, Procurement, Fleet, Revenue and Property. Michael is a CPA Australia fellow and has over 18 years combined experience in various Queensland local government finance positions including roles at Ipswich City Council, Maroochy Shire Council, and also Noosa Council prior to amalgamations in 2008. Michael is also a current member and secretary of the Local Government Financial Professionals of Queensland committee.
Michael’s current focus is on ensuring Noosa Council remains financially sustainable into the future through efficient innovative service delivery and guiding Council in making sound ongoing investment decisions through its financial planning and budget processes.
Meegan Armstrong, Engagement & Events Officer at Livingstone Shire Council
Meegan Armstrong is the Engagement and Events Officer for Livingstone Shire Council. She is responsible for all engagement for the organization and the management of Livingstone’s Get Involved digital engagement platform.
For the first time in Livingstone’s history, the organization consulted the community on the budget in 2020 using Balancing Act budget simulator tool. LSC is committed to ensuring the community is aware of where their rates dollars go and have an opportunity to have a say in what areas their dollars are spent.
Konveio Interactive PDFs
From idea boards to surveys, your stakeholders have a variety of ways to get involved and share feedback. Sometimes, allowing participants to provide input directly into a shared PDF enables the most efficient and transparent decision-making. Integrating Konveio’s interactive PDF into EngagementHQ’s all-in-one digital engagement platform enables participants to educate themselves and have their say all in one place.
Chris Haller, Founder & CEO of Konveio
Chris Haller, civic tech pioneer and Konveio founder, joins us alongside local officials using these two tools in tandem to explore use cases, participant experiences, and the positive outcomes generated from this type of community engagement.
Tiffany Tang, Senior Consultant at Capire Consulting Group
Tiffany is a community engagement consultant with specialized expertise in placemaking, community and urban development within rapidly growing urban neighborhoods in Asia and Melbourne.
Tiffany has extensive community engagement experience and has led community-planning forums, large scale stakeholder engagement programs. She has delivered cultural and neighborhood placemaking projects to promote community identity and sense of place. She has recently developed a community mapping toolkit for engagement practitioners.
Tiffany is skilled in engaging community stakeholders with diverse cultural and ethnical backgrounds, and across age groups. Her previous community engagement work covers local communities in Hong Kong, Macau, Myanmar and Thailand. She has recently facilitated focus groups for the Chinese community in Melbourne. She is also the author of Capire’s recent publication titled ‘Digital Engagement Tools & Platforms’.
Hannah Myers, Outdoor Recreation Officer at Moreton Bay Regional Council
Hannah Myers is the Outdoor Recreation Planner for Moreton Bay Regional Council. She is responsible for the planning and delivery of Council’s Outdoor Recreation Strategy and the regional Skate Park and BMX Upgrade Program.
Host Region: Australia