Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Ask Federal Agencies to Adopt the Core Principles for Public Engagement

Over the past several months, experts in public dialogue, facilitation and collaborative decision-making worked together to develop 7 "Core Principles for Public Engagement." The authors and editors of these principles have spent years creating and honing innovative techniques that help people talk constructively about difficult issues that effect their lives--issues like health care, crime, and conflict between ethnic ...more »

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Facilitate a We the People conversation that generates shared solutions to our most pressing issues

Our current system is based on the idea that good collective decisions arise from a competition among self-interested parties. But increasingly we face collective problems that require a spirit of cooperation while embracing individual wisdom and expression. Implementing Wisdom Council processes at local, state, and national levels would facilitate a “We the People” conversation where all of us can identify, evolve, and ...more »

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Campaign: Training and Development

Utilize the NCDD network for facilitators, consultants and training

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is an active network of people and groups with expertise in public engagement and group facilitation. The NCDD network should be included in the Open Government Directive as a resource to be tapped into for dialogue facilitators, participation consultants, and public engagement training for federal managers. Engaging people around the issues that affect their ...more »

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a Citizen Councilor Network: scaleable, manageable, measureable

(this idea was also submitted to Google's "Project 10 to the 100" at www.project10tothe100.com/) More background on this idea is available at: www.KingCounty.gov/operations/auditor/CommunityForums and www.CommunityForums.org WHAT ONE SENTENCE BEST DESCRIBES THIS IDEA? This idea improves upon the common notion of a "public hearing" by taking it "to scale" and capturing the opinions of all participants anywhere they meet. ...more »

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Develop and introduce the USA Public Freedom Act

THE USA PUBLIC FREEDOM ACT Expanding and Improving Domestic and International Collaborative Governance Opportunities for All Americans A Proposal Summary Since the 1600s, U.S. citizens and Europeans have held a shared value fundamental to our democratic heritage, of what we once called, public freedom. In the U.S. and French tradition of the eighteenth century, the idea contrasted with individual or private freedom. ...more »

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