23 September 2011
12noon - 1pm
Venue: Upstairs Dining Room, Old Government House
Contact info: Louise Humpage
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Policy Group seminar by Paul Prestige, AUT.
'Partnership' has become a bit of a catch phrase over the past ten to twenty years, and is a term that evokes a wide range of responses; from an enthusiasm to cynicism. From the cynical perspective, the language of partnership can mask a co-option of community and the transfer of responsibility from government to community. On the other hand, genuine partnerships between government and community organisations exist, framed within a community development model. This presentation provides tools and strategies for both community organisations and government officials seeking to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Paul has worked in community development roles in community and government organisations over the past thirty years and this presentation draws his experience and insights gained over this time. He has just completed his MPhil at AUT.