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Nivek K Thompson Doctoral candidate and consultant Deliberately Engaging
Country Australia
State/Locality New South Wales
City/Suburb Warrawee
Speaker Bio

Nivek Thompson is the founder of Deliberately Engaging, a small consultancy that specialises in the recruitment of mini-publics for deliberative and other processes. She has recruited over sixty deliberative mini-publics across Australia. Deliberately Engaging also supports online engagement through the Synthetron platform.

Nivek has worked in community and stakeholder engagement within government and non-government organisations for most of her career. She has recently completed a PhD on the impact of democratic innovations on the quality of democracy. Through this research, she has identified a number of design improvements to enhance the contribution of deliberative mini-publics to democracy.

Nivek has recently developed and moderated two online courses around deliberative democracy for UTS – one for leaders and another for operational staff and facilitators. Nivek is also the host and producer of Real Democracy Now! a podcast and the creator and producer of the Facilitating Public Deliberations podcast.

Industry Community Services Education / Training Government – Federal / Central Government – Local / Municipal Government – State / Provincial Utilities
Topics Authentic engagement Community engagement Customer engagement Deliberative engagement Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Employee engagement Ethics Future Trends PR and Politics
Format Conference Lecture Meet-up Moderator Online Panel School Telephone / Teleseminar Workshop