Training and Development

Nurture Leadership Capacity (competency and character)

Please invest in the success of leaders in the public sector by providing technical assistance for their leadership development. Just like athletes, they need a practice field with coaching to make the organizational system changes required to make public participation a true reality. Many leaders hold the intention to be open, transparent and collaborative, but they do not possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes ...more »

Submitted by (@snestlerode)

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New Tools and Technologies

Public dialogue on web platforms produces informed deliberation and increases confidence in government

There’s hesitation in government to use the web to engage the public in dialogue. This seems to be because conversations on the web look disorganized and can feel hostile. We’ve found that, if it’s designed properly, web-based dialogue can be positive and productive for agencies. How can we reassure government agencies that they won’t be eaten alive on the web? WestEd has been conducting public dialogues on the web to ...more »

Submitted by (@lmaak0)

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Making Data More Accessible

Transparency, availability, and understandability of chemicals and radioactive materials released to the environment by governme

Currently there is no requirement for government and industrial facilities to make data available about the types and amounts of materials they release to the environment. When these materials cross facility boundaries and the potential exists for public exposure, this information should be available to the public on a timely basis. But providing only data is not enough. Facilities should help the public understand what ...more »

Submitted by (@johntill)

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New Strategies and Techniques

COMMUNITY WEAVING AMERICA

We propose Community Weaving America! The mission is unique. We are weaving a new world one Good Neighbor at a time to...(the people engaged in Community Weaving complete the mission statement!) The time has come for people to be connected! Community Weaving creates an infrustructure in the grass roots comprised of people willing to be Good Neighbors who will serve as a support system. This system is needed in order to ...more »

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New Strategies and Techniques

Dynamic Self-Governance (DSG)

Dynamic Self-Governance (DSG) is a way to organize informal groups, businesses of any size, and governmental agencies. DSG uses systems theory and cybernetics to create enterprises that function EXTREMELY well, AND treat people as human beings. The key to DSG is that the Dutch engineer who developed it 4 decades ago came up with a way to keep all participants equal in power: Consent decision-making for policy decisions. ...more »

Submitted by (@teddidread)

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Rulemaking

Support public participation with rulemaking basics

OMB (the Office of Management and Budget) should provide guidelines for agencies and regulations.gov on basic information for the public. Each agency should provide a home page link to rulemaking information (preferably using a standard word or phrase: test whether “rulemaking,” “regulations” or another word works best for the public). At a minimum this page should include: - brief explanation of rulemaking, with links ...more »

Submitted by (@rgunn0)

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