Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I really like where this peer consultation process is coming from and especially the desire to do more than token consultations. I also note that every person was compensated, so consultation was not limited to those with free time and no need for money. The ten recommendations are derived from their experience consulting 271 peers for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Provincial Peer Training Curriculum for people with lived/living experience (PWLLE) in mental health and substance use. The recommendations themselves (1 page PDF) (suitable for framing) form a sound basis (in my opinion) for consultation and consensus. There are no shortcuts. "Understand that your outcomes are null and void if your process is harmful, tokenizing, or oppressive."

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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