Episode 27: Lockdown Debate

Lockdown Debate with Anna McKeon, Head of Engagement at Traverse, and Jonathan Bradley, Engagement Specialist and Practice Lead at Bang the Table.

When lockdown started in the UK, massive policy decisions were affecting millions of lives without the time or ability to properly engage with the public. Traverse, working with The Ada Lovelace Institute and Involve, utilized EngagementHQ to provide a space for people to talk about the crisis and host rapid online deliberation, useful for research purposes, policy and decision-makers in a range of context.

What we’ll cover:

-How this completely digital consultation differed from previous consultations
–Organizational adoption
-Benefits found using the digital-first methodology
-How they recruited and involved a demographically diverse public in the discussion
-Participant reflections

Tune in as Anna McKeon, Head of Engagement at Traverse reflects on deliberative dialogue in the online space during #LockdownDebate.

Duration: 27min

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