Kathy Jones has had decades of experience with community consultation and stakeholder engagement. She is currently a director of The newDemocracy Foundation (as is the interviewer).
This conversation covers the thrill of facilitation at the micro-level and its specialist nature, including the distinction between stakeholder engagement and deliberative democracy. Kathy also looks toward systemic change when she imagines possibilities at the macro level. Post-COVID, she speculates that there is a real opportunity right now to build a greater understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility.
- KJA – the firm that Kathy founded
- John Gastil & Erik Olin Wright (2019) Legislature by Lot. Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance
- Geelong case study