After Drummond: The Case for Public Engagement

Quand : Vendredi 24 Février 2012h

Endroit : Toronto

(en anglais seulement)

The Drummond Report is here and Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh have delivered their review of social assistance. Government's gears are shifting and, whatever else happens, the discussion around designing and delivering services is about to change. Words such as "alignment," "collaboration" and "engagement" will be key. Do you know what they mean? Do you know what they mean for you?

This daylong seminar, facilitated by Dr. Don Lenihan, the Public Policy Forum's Vice President, Engagement, helps participants understand and prepare for the coming course-change in the Ontario Public Service. The session is based on Don's new book Rescuing Policy. The study contains a timely and innovative re-thinking of the policy process, from ideas-generation to service delivery. The book is based on the Public Engagement Project, an 18-month, cross country dialogue that involved Ontario along with eight other federal, provincial and municipal governments, as well as the Government of Australia and some 500 public servants.

What you learn?

The course provides a practical, learning-intensive introduction to the Public Policy Forum's approach to public engagement, within the context of Ontario's changing priorities. The seminar is based on first-hand experience of public engagement and uses original case studies to answer five basic questions:

  1. What does the Drummond report mean for the future direction of the Ontario Public Service (OPS)?
  2. What is public engagement and where does it fit into the OPS's changing priorities?
  3. How do public-engagement processes work?
  4. How can we evaluate them?
  5. How can we begin using them to change policy-development, communications and service delivery?


Who attends?

Public engagement impacts all aspects of the policy process, from ideas-generation to service delivery, auditing and evaluation. The course will be of interest to officials from across government, but should be of particular interest to those involved in policy-development, communications and service delivery.

View the brochure and agenda.


Event Details

After Drummond: The Case for Public Engagement
A Public Policy Forum Seminar

Friday, February 24th, 2012
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West, Toronto
Conference D & E

Registration Fee: $375.00 plus HST = $423.75


For more information, please contact Dianne Gravel-Normand.