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Beyond these shores … – Is the UK’s expertise on public consultation about to become a major export?

We have known for some time that the UK is almost certainly one of the world leaders in public consultation. When Elizabeth Gammell and I spoke at a World Bank conference eighteen months ago, it confirmed much that we already suspected, and scarcely a week now passes in the Institute without further evidence that consultation know-how is in demand internationally. It is one reason we have appointed Dutchman, Remmert Keijzer to spearhead our involvement in Europe.


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Rhion Jones is considered a leading authority on Public Engagement and Consultation. A founding Director of the Consultation Institute, he is co-author of “The Art of Consultation” (2009) and “The Politics of Consultation” (2018). He has delivered over 500 training courses and Masterclasses and is a prolific writer on the subject, having written over 350 different Topic papers and over 50 full Briefing Papers for the Institute. Since 2003 over 15,000 person-days of training based on courses he invented have been delivered. Rhion is in demand as an entertaining Keynote Speaker and Special Adviser, particularly on the Law of Consultation, and its implications for Government and other Public Bodies. In 2017, he was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

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