Hiring & Recruitment

2. Integrate Participation and Collaboration into All Major Systems of Federal Agencies

Creating a more open government will require most federal agencies to fundamentally shift how they interact with the public. Within 180 days, agencies should produce a plan to integrate public involvement and collaboration into all relevant systems, including: • Hiring, recruiting and promotion • Performance agreements and appraisal • Award and incentive systems • Rotations and special assignments • Program assessment ...more »

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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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Training and Development

Training on Facilitative Leadership

In order to create a program of dynamic public engagement, elected officials and government staff need training in the process and skills required to be successful – and this is a great opportunity to develop such trainings. In order to support effective public engagement, leaders from federal, state and city government need to learn best practices for engaging the public, to understand: * Facilitative leadership: ...more »

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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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Establish a federal institute for public engagement

Establish a federal institute for public engagement, similar to the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, to gather research on best practices, training and development; develop a knowledge-base; and institute the community of practice. This institute can track collaboration at every stage, including intergovernmental, cross-jurisdictional and within individual agencies.

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Training material YouTube

Require all training materials created using federal taxpayer money be posted on a free easily accessible system such as YouTube. This will allow for reduced duplication of effort spent creating the same material in multiple locations. Also, provide a financial reward for the most viewed training material to reward high quality material creation/sharing.

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Making Government Operations More Open

Revise OMB Circular A-123

Under the Bush administration, OMB Circular A-123, formerly a "management controls" guidance for federal agencies, was revised, making it an "internal control" guidance. Significantly, the revised circular emphasized federal activities as insular and accountable to the President. Circular A-123 once was an important tool for allowing the President, Congress and the public to have oversight of government programs, expenditures ...more »

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Creating an Infrastructure/Matrix to Organize Training, Skills, Resources in 4 Stages to Transition to Open Government Effective

How do we get from Here to There? Transition: from Crisis to Resilience. I am suggesting that: 1- as a group of practitioners with so many techniques, methods, tools, the strongest, smartest position we could present to the Open Government initiative would be to create and infrastructure, a matrix which organizes the the various technologies as to when they are effective/appropriate, for whom. The question we can address ...more »

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Creating an Infrastructure/Matrix for Training, Skills, Resources Effective in Four Stages for Transition to Open Government In

How do we get from Here to There? Transition: from Crisis to Resilience. I am suggesting that: 1- as a group of practitioners with so many techniques, methods, tools, the strongest, smartest position we could present to the Open Government initiative would be to create and infrastructure, a matrix which organizes the the various technologies as to when they are effective/appropriate, for whom. The question we can address ...more »

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