We are constantly updating the number and quality of video lectures available to add to your library. Below is a list of those currently in stock; previews of each will be available soon.
Just-in-Time Training Package
We currently are offering a complete suite of all currently available videos, in addition to online training, and several hours of free coaching.
This is an integrated package of skill-building aids that help make our consent-building approach part of your daily practices, and fundamental to all of your public involvement and communications plans.
Once you have designed an objectives-driven citizen participation program, using the approach we teach in the SDIC course, it would be helpful for the people who have to carry out the selected techniques to have a module in hand to remind them of how to do it right. That is the idea behind these videos, and the Just-in-Time Package: it is an opportunity to have some last-minute, "just-in-time" training on those specific public involvement techniques.
It would remind you and your team of:
- all the DOs and DON'Ts of that technique,
- creative, even brilliant things that some people have done carrying out that technique,
- dumb things that can happen with that technique, and how to avoid them
Complete Just-in-Time Package Includes
An online version of how to do a Needs Assessment on a project (which otherwise is only available in the CPO course),
Video instructions on the DOs and DON'Ts of all of the video lectures available at the time of purchase. This includes some of the most important -- and most frequently used -- citizen participation techniques (including meetings, advisory committees, an open house, and much more).
Access to affordable personal coaching / mentoring. We will provide you with five hours of free coaching (by email or phone) if and when the project team wants to run an idea by us before it puts it into practice. If you need additional coaching, we will bill at an affordable rate.
For $2,190 you get far more in value with the Just-in-Time Training Package. Not only is the entire set of videos cheaper as a package than bought individually, you get five free hours of coaching, which otherwise would cost $95 and hour; as well as an online tutorial of how to go through the Needs Assessment ($500 savings).
Purchase the Just-in-Time Training Package
List of Individual Video-Lectures Currently Available
This is an ever-growing list of video-lectures we offer. Check back frequently to get an updated list. Previews of each soon to come...
#1: Meetings in General as a Public Involvement Tool
#1A: Using a Working Meeting to Inform the Public
#1C: Preparing and Staging a Forum
#1D: Winding up in, and Surviving a Public Mass Meeting
#1E: Conducting a Statutorily Required Public Hearing
#1F: Creating a "Show-and-Tell" Kind of Open House
#2: Creating -- and Using -- Various Kinds of Advisory Committees
-- $330 (three DVDs)
Communicating Out to Your Publics
#4A: How to Use the Mass Media as a Hard-to-Beat Tool for Creating an Informed Public
#6: Using Napoleon's Idiot as a Tool to Idiot-Proof Your Communication Efforts
#9B: Doing Fish-Bowl Planning
Longer Version (includes discussion on Edwards Deming) -- $126.50
Shorter Version -- $82.50
#16: Getting Maximum Mileage Out of Existing Involvement Mechanisms, Instead of Creating Your Own (Covers #16A, 16B,16C)
#16A: Existing Clubs, Civic Organizations, etc. -- $85
#16B: Using Existing Newsletters and Other Publications -- $75
#16C: Using Existing Institutions, Such as Schools -- $55
Getting Input from Your Various Publics
#22A: Using, or Being, a Participant-Observer
#37A: Creating a Responsiveness-Summary / Listening Log
Tactics or Meta-Techniques
Dirty Tactic #22-23-6
What game is being played by a stakeholder who prefers not to be involved?
And, what could and should you do about it? -- $65
The Six Most Common Serious Errors in Public Involvement
(available on CD-ROM only) -- $154
Doing Citizen Participation for the Wrong Reasons
Picking Your Citizen Participation Tools before you have figured out what your project's CP Needs, or CP Objectives are
Confusing Advice-Giving and Decision-Making. . . You may unwittingly be adding to this confusion
You are probably Overusing a few Citizen Participation Techniques, especially Meetings and Advisory Committees. (Just because they are required is no excuse to overuse these two time-heavy techniques.)
Trying to use Citizen Participation as a Substitute for Responsible Project Management