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This event is part of Reimagining government – a six-part interactive webinar series being delivered in partnership with the Centre for Public Impact, a BCG Foundation, which will explore new models of government for the COVID-19 era and beyond.

“This crisis is more than a time to keep the troops going; every stage offers a way to truly build a new and better reality for all, starting with those we heard the least and who gained the least.” (Nadine Smith, Medium)

Governments around the world are starting to realise that “consultation” with communities is often not enough to build trust or, more importantly, effective programs and cooperation. With this in mind, governments are starting to explore how to engage citizens and communities in more integral and imaginative ways (which, in the context of COVID-19, means perhaps remotely too.)

In the enablement paradigm, the role of government shifts from one of decision-maker to listener and facilitator. The role of government is to identify the people and organisations within a community who have the greatest knowledge of an issue, hand decision-making power to them, and support them to exercise their power as effectively as possible.

Join Nadine Smith, Director, Centre for Public Impact, Penny Hagen, Director Co-Design Lab Auckland, and Angie Tangaere, The Southern Initiative Social Intrapreneur, to talk about the work they are doing in reimagining and redefining power and in building trust, especially after trauma.