Episode 71:

Bringing the 5 Principles of Democratic Engagement to Life

Jennifer Walowic of SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue returns to From Our Vantage Point to expand on democratic engagement and introduce her new workbook, Where to Start? A Workbook for Evaluating Democratic Engagement Impacts. This is a sequel to our February 2020 podcast, The 5 Principles of Democratic Engagement. 


Time stamps: 

00:00 | Intro 
02:40 | About the Workbook 
04:36 | Five Principles Re-Cap 
08:22 | Unpacking Dialogue 
11:00 | “Yes, And…” 
12:00 | Ad 
12:42 | Choose Your Own Adventure 
15:07 | Step 1 
17:17 | Step 2 
21:08 | Step 5 
23:37 | Humanity in Research
26:08 | Wrap-up & Outro

Dr. Jennifer Wolowic leads the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue’s Strengthening Canadian Democracy Initiative. The initiative pilots democratic interventions, explores reforms, and develops education to spark dialogue on how we can make our culture of democracy stronger. Jennifer has led several of these programs including a collaboration with the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia that used game design to help improve how we can talk through difficult issues. She joined us back in 2020 to talk about 5 principles of democratic engagement, so now she’s back to talk about how we can use those principles to evaluate whether or not our organizations are helping to strengthen our democratic culture.

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