An action research project to educate politicians in how D&D would help them serve and represent the public more effectively. A D&D style forum run by practitioners, with academic input, would explain the D&D concept, showcase success stories, enable politicians to question and debate, and work to develop a toolkit for the practical application of D&D in their daily work. Research would measure pre- and post- forum attitudes, and results would be disseminated to international academic and practise audiences.
Notes: Focus would be on Australian and New Zealand elected representatives at the local, state and federal levels, selecting a sample of new MPs. Findings disseminated/compared internationally so are of use to practitioners and academics in the US, Canada, etc.