Consolidating the co-production agenda in the north west
Following on from the success of the nef, NESTA and Coprodnet Co-production Roadshow in Manchester we would like to invite you to a discussion on 'Consolidating the co-production agenda in the north west' at MDDA on 28th July.
The purpose of this initial meeting is to convene a north west hub of the national co-production practitioners’ network. For more information on the co-production practitioners’ network see their social network http://coproductionnetwork.com/
The north west regional hub will bring together new ideas, common problems and successful initiatives with the commissioners and professionals who are seeking to better the ways in which public services are delivered through co-production.
In these challenging financial and social times this network looks to build mutual support and resources for people willing to work together to deliver better services within their community.
The network’s aim is to develop practical engagement with people who are choosing to work as co-producers of public sector services in the north west and engage with colleagues nationally.
The meeting will provide those interested in co-production to set the agenda for the north west. There will also be talks on 3 cases of innovative co-production from the north west, including projects from MDDA and Reddish Vale Technology College. If you would like to discuss your work please contact James.Duggan [@] postgrad.man.ac.uk
Register for this event at http://northwestcoprodnetwork.eventbrite.com/
Date: 28th July 2011
Venue: Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA), 117-119 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6ED
Welcome, introduction and the aims of the meeting (5:00 – 5:10)
Examples of co-production from the north west (5:10 – 6:00)
Part of the network’s purpose is to provide a forum for practitioners to discuss their co-production practice and share insights and challenges.
- Phil Arnold (Reddish Vale Technology College) – ‘Co-production: lessons from the classroom.’
- Dave Carter (Manchester Digital Development Agency) – ‘Smart Citizens in Smart Cities: open innovation and co-production to create an inclusive and sustainable knowledge society.’
- Helen Allen (Community Catalysts) – ‘Co production in Practice- enterprising people delivering micro care and support services’
Discussion: establishing the practitioners’ network (6:00 – 6:50)
There will be a facilitated discussion on what people want and would find useful from the practitioners’ network. The discussion will engage with using social media, events and other resources to support co-production practice.
Reflection and next steps (6:50 – 7:00)
The group will identify the next steps for developing the north west co-production practitioners’ network.