Citizen Participation Handbook

For Public Officials & Professionals Serving the Public

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Systematic Development of Informed Consent (SDIC)

Monterey, CA: February 3 - 5, 2015


Citizen Participation-by-Objectives (CPO)

Austin Area, TX: Early 2015


Leadership Bootcamp

Eventually to be Taught in Sequence of Online Modules


Upcoming Brownbag Sessions

November 18, 2014 *3rd Tues in Observation of Veteran's Day

When "Environmental Justice" Issues Complicate Your Public Outreach


December 9, 2014

How to Deal with Unanticipated Questions at Public Meetings


January 13, 2015

"How Can We Involve as MANY People as Possible?"


February 10, 2015

"How to Involve the Public When Many Aren't Local?"


March 10, 2015

"When We Fail to Give Feedback on Public Input We Received"


April 14, 2015

"How to Debunk Arguments & Opinions Based on Speculative Info and Not Facts



Recently Recorded Brownbags

#46: Anti-Govt Beliefs Hold Key to Reversing this Attitude towards Your Agency

#47: How to Stick Your Neck Out and Provide Leadership when Your Expertise isn't Enough

#48: Transforming NIMBY Opposition to Grateful Admiration for Your Work

#49: "How to Reach a Demographic that is Representative of Your Actual Public"

#50: "What Can We Do When People Are Conveying Opinions as Facts?"

#51: "How Can We Get Useful Input when People Complain 'Why bother?! You'll just do what you want anyway!'"

#52: "Cultivating Constructive Criticism and Reducing the Typical Grousing"

#53: "The Trouble is, People's Fear of Change Makes Them Cling to the Status Quo"

#54: "Doing Consent-Building When Top Administrators are Against Doing Early Public Involvement"

#55: "People Don't Help Create Solutions, They Only Criticize Ours"

#56: When People Bypass the Public Involvement Process and go Straight to Decision-Makers

#57: When Your Public Involvement Process is Too Structured

#58: When Negative Experiences Haunt Your Project

#59: Should We Ask the Public to "Like" Us? Using Social Media to Develop Informed Consent

#60: When Agency Leaders Fear Involving the Public will Diminish Their Own Decision-Making Authority

#61: Why Minority Viewpoints are Over-Represented and Majority Viewpoints Under-Represented