Co-design with purpose

A practical guide to running successful co-design workshops with Joe Sciglitano and Joanne Osbourne-Taylor.

09 April 2020
3:00 am - 4:00 am

About this webinar

We believe in the possibilities presented by co-design. When those with the power and responsibility to make a positive change can work shoulder-to-shoulder with those who need it, wonderful things can happen.

Co-design aims to make the problem-solving process accessible to everyone, but a little bit of knowledge can be dangerous. As co-design grows in popularity in the public and commercial sectors, so too does the risk that it's practiced without experience and understanding. There is a widening gap between the desire for more co-design, and the expertise required to practice it well.

In this companion webinar to our recently launched "Co-design with purpose" guide, we'll be exploring the healthy tension between our desire to make co-design an accessible practice that anyone can take part in, and a practice that takes time and investment to get right. Our aim is to build the awareness, capability and responsibility of those wishing to engage with the people they're serving in new and powerful ways, so that we can facilitate more of the kind of work we love - the work where the people with the problems are put in the centre of the solutions.

What we'll cover

We’ll be discussing how co-design often presents itself in the public sector, and explore some of the fundamentals to great workshop design and co-design engagements more broadly. We’ll also discuss what it takes to build good co-design capability within your team and organisation.

We’ll cover fundamentals, such as:

  • Understanding and navigating the "spectrum" of co-design
  • Understanding if co-design is what your project needs
  • "Selling in" co-design to your stakeholders
  • The importance of co-designing with the right participants
  • Designing your workshop
  • The importance of good facilitation

Who's it for

Our webinar is suitable for:

  • Public sector workers
  • People new to co-design
  • Designers and facilitators

Webinar details

Thursday 9th April, 1-2pm AEST

A link to join the webinar will be provided to registered participants via email.

After the 50 minute presentation, attendees will be invited to stay for a Q&A session with the presenters for up to 10 mins, and a recording of the webinar will be distributed to all registered participants in the days after the event.

What if I can't make it?

You're in luck. This webinar will be recorded and published as a video on the Portable website at a later date.

If you cannot make Thursday's event but would like to know when this video goes live you can register for the 'Send me the video' option in the registration section.

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