Campaign: 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 »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

For nearly two decades IAP2 has been recognized as a global authority for practices and principles for authentic and effective public involvement, citizen engagement and consensus building. Through broad collaboration IAP2 has developed Principles and Ethics for authentic public participation that are widely accepted and practiced. IAP2's Core Values include: 1. Public participation is based on the belief that those ...more »

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Campaign: Training and Development

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

For nearly two decades IAP2 has been recognized as a global authority in practices and principles for authentic and effective citizen engagement. IAP2 offers an extensive and proven training program that covers the details of planning, communication and techniques for effective public involvement. Nearly 3000 communicators, public policy officials, planners, and other practitioners have completed the Certificate course. ...more »

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