This year, members of the feedback community sent a clear message: our community needs "a renewed focus on inclusivity, including voices from elsewhere and from more frontline staff." In response, we've committed to making 2018's Feedback Summit an inclusive, equitable space. Your support will help ensure that front-line staff from small organizations are able to participate fully in high-quality feedback trainings and conferences, and improve feedback practices around the world.
Integrating feedback from regular people into the development and delivery of services substantially increases how effective those services are and how satisfied people are with them. But many front-line practitioners from smaller organizations don't have the financial means to attend the trainings and conferences that help them improve their feedback practices. They need help getting to feedback gatherings where they can share their experiences and access knowledge, tools and relationships.
Your support will enable front-line practitioners from smaller organizations to share and improve their feedback practices. Supporting this project will enable them to access trainings and conferences offered by Feedback Labs and the broader feedback community, such at the Feedback Summit, Feedback Crash Course and other conferences in the United States and around the world.
The feedback community envisions a world where people are empowered. Healthy feedback loops between people and civil society, government and the private sector is part of that. We envision a world where it's normal to listen to and act on feedback from people. We'll achieve that 'new normal' when a critical mass of practitioners embrace great feedback practices. Helping front-line practitioners share and improve their feedback practices is a step toward that vision.