Citizen Participation Handbook

For Public Officials & Professionals Serving the Public

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Systematic Development of Informed Consent (SDIC)

Lakewood, CO: May 20 -  22, 2014

*Minneapolis, MN: June 17 - 19, 2014

(reduced fee and length)


Seattle, WA: October 2014


Citizen Participation-by-Objectives (CPO)

Lakewood, CO: June 24 - 26, 2014

Austin Area, TX: Fall 2014


Leadership Bootcamp

Eventually to be Taught in Sequence of Online Modules


Upcoming Brownbag Sessions

May 13, 2014

"People Often Bypass Our Public Involvement Process, and Go Straight to the Political Decision-Makers"

June 10, 2014

"Our Public Involvement Process is Too Structured"

July 8, 2014

When Negative Experiences Haunt Your Project


Recorded Brownbag Sessions

SAMPLE: Is Transparency Worth all the Hype?

SAMPLE: Why Consent and NOT Consensus?

SAMPLE: Avoiding the Road to Hell

SAMPLE: When Opinions Are Portrayed as Fact


#1: When Stakeholders Get Involved Late and Blame You (aka Dirty Tactic 22-23-6)

#2: "Politics!" vs. Technical/Scientific Issues (How to Mitigate Impact of Politics on Your Work)

#3: Getting Stakeholders & Policymakers to Understand Your Work is Science-Driven

#4: "Balancing" Your Vociferous Opponents with Supporters

#5: "Listening" to the Public, when in fact, Your Hands Are Tied

#6: Dealing with Ignorance, Misinformation, and Disinformation

#7: The Public & Media's Double-Standard for You and Your Opponents

#8: Preventing "Paralysis-by-Analysis"

#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"