Training and Development

Training and Development

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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(@federalgovernmentworker)

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Make the US Patent and Trademark Office Keep Key Records on Career Development Details

The USPTO has been in the habit of stating that it is not required to retain records on its practices regarding the selection of patent examiners for career development details - when the data is more than 2 years old. The USPTO claims that it is supported by OPM regulations in not releasing and choosing to destroy these records that are older than 2 years old. The USPTO should be made to retain and release as well as... more »

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(@jdg000)

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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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(@stephens)

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Practical scholarship and assistance from Universities - the University Network for Collaborative Governance

Build on the growing effort for "universities to be more practical" by having regular exchanges on information sharing, citizen engagement, and collaboration with a wide range of colleges and universities, especially reaching to students and scholars in "public service" fields. One entity which can help is the University Network for Collaborative Governance - http://www.policyconsensus.org/uncg/index.html Others are... more »

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(@drwtwilner)

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Simulator Training

Many occupations that affect public safety require their members to prove their skillfulness through simulator training. Surgeons "perform" dozens of operations via simulators before ever cutting a real person. Colonels "wage" dozens of wars via simulators on their way to becoming generals. Pilots "fly" hundreds of hours in simulators even after qualifying to captain airliners. Can we ask our legislators and bureaucrats... more »

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(@sandy0)

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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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(@catsamjas0l9)

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Require training in organizational culture and its impact on organizations

Organizational culture to an organization is akin to the role of a human brain in a body. The government, and at minimum all its leaders, needs to better understand what culture is and how it shapes and influences decision making and organizational processes (to name just a few of the many ways culture shapes an organization). The government and its leaders need to attend - if they haven't already - training in organizational... more »

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(@rstrother)

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Establish Training on Transparency Requirements

The president should establish mandatory training for agency officials on transparency requirements and policies to ensure better implementation, including specific trainings for employees and contractors with classification authority and responsibility for implementing the framework on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Often, due to lack of training and inadequate guidance, officials and employees making disclosure... more »

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(@gbtorsion)

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The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It (Written In Resp

The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It (Written In Response To The Open Government Idea Brainstorm, May 22, 2009) By Ben Shannon The Intro: Each of us Human Beings live our lives day to day striving to maintain a level of balance, of general happiness. Events can seemingly come and go like changing seasons. Some of us are in a position to move,... more »

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Build Relationships and Foundations for Equality

Create mechanisms for people who want to know more/be more involved to get the background, culture, and "language" of the topic or agency they are interested in. This could be done through regular meetings, on-line information, succinct Q&A sheets, or pre-recorded webinars. People cannot take their place as equals without it. The flip side is that government doesn't have basic information or relationships with its constituents.... more »

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Start capacity building early for public participation

Start as early as preschool or kindergarten with having people participate in governance through use of consultative process through Web 2.0 and in person. This can then continue throughout their schooling and lifetime. There are many web 2.0 systems out there that are already being used for learning and collaboration in the classroom yet I find that my freshman university students have no idea how to formulate and respond... more »

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(@fcinar)

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STUDENT LOANS

FORGIVE ALL OF STUDENT LOANS AND MAKE COLLEGES FORGIVE STUDENTS WHO OWE THEM MONEY. THAT WILL GET THE ECONOMY GOING BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM AGES 20-30 WILL BE SPENDING ON THE ECONOMY INSTEAD OF TRYING TO PAY THEIR LOANS OR THEIR BALANCE AT AN EDUCATION INSTITUTION. FORGIVE ALL LOANS AND MAKE COLLEGES TO FORGIVE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BALANCES.

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(@fcinar)

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MAKE EDUCATION FREE/MANDATORY MILITARY SERVICE

MAKE EDUCATION ALL FREE FOR ALL AMERICA'S YOUNG PEOPLE. AND BESIDES VOLUNTARILY JOINING THE MILITARY, HAVE YOUNG MALES TO SERVE IN THE MILITARY BY MANDATORY AT THE AGE OF 20 UP TO A 6 OR 9 MONTHS OF SERVICE. WE NEED AN ALL FREE EDUCATION SYSTEM BECAUSE WE NEED MORE COLLEGE EDUCATED PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY. AND THE REASON WHY WE SHOULD HAVE A MANDATORY MILITARY SERVICE IS BECAUSE WE NEED MORE MALES TO KNOW ABOUT MILITARY... more »

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(@david.wenbert)

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Digital 'Federal Academy of Science & Technology'

In 1995, the Western Governor's Association established a bipartisan interstate compact to establish Western Governor's University, an open-entry, all digital, accredited online institution of higher learning. It offers Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Teaching, Nursing, Business, and Information Technology, with no barriers to admission, in an accelerated self-paced format driven by competency milestones rather than... more »

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