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Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage

Focusing on how to stay “cool” during high-heat meetings, consultant, author, and NCDD member Larry Dressler drew on his 25-years experience facilitating high-stakes meetings and also interviewed 40 other veteran practitioners for this book, co-published by Berrett-Koehler and ASTD. Read a description of Standing in the Fire, sample chapters, and free resources at www.larrydressler.com. You can also order the book from Amazon.com. Description from Larry’s website: Any time people get together to wrestle with serious issues, there is the potential for a high-heat meeting, one […] (continue)

Is There a Place for Private Conversation in Public Dialogue? Comparing Stakeholder Assessments of Informal Communication in Collaborative Regional Planning

This article, which is based on Lee's dissertation research, compares how ideals like inclusion, transparency, and social capital are interpreted very differently in two different collaborative partnerships and explores the long-term challenges this might create for those attempting to develop formal institutions or best practices for dialogue and deliberation in local communities. (continue)

Stakeholder Involvement & Public Participation at the U.S. EPA: Lessons Learned, Barriers, & Innovative Approaches

With this report, the Office of Environmental Policy Innovation (OEPI) has taken a fresh look at Agency efforts to involve the public by reviewing formal evaluations and informal summaries from across the Agency that identify, describe, and/or evaluate Agency stakeholder involvement and public participation activities. Based upon their review, OEPI identifies key crosscutting lessons learned, pinpoint unique barriers and ways to overcome them, and highlight innovative approaches to stakeholder involvement and public participation. (continue)

The World Bank – Participation and Civic Engagement Group

The Participation and Civic Engagement Group of the Social Development Department of the World Bank promotes the participation of people and their organizations to influence institutions, policies and processes for equitable and sustainable development. The Group supports World Bank units, client governments and civil society organizations to incorporate participatory approaches in the design, the implementation, the monitoring and evaluation of World Bank supported operations. The Group works to enhance capacity for participatory processes and social accountability, and develops analytical instruments to assess constraints to the effectiveness of civil society. (continue)

JURAT Community & Stakeholder Engagement Software

Whatever else you do, documenting your stakeholder engagement ensures that if you are ever challenged about your Engagement activities you can mitigate your risk and substantiate that you have actually done what you said you did. Jurat provides you with a simple to use template driven system that ensures your planning is carried out, you have identified issues, stakeholders and most importantly fully documented ALL stakeholder input. Jurat is easy to use, simple to implement and has little impact on IT Resources. Jurat provides a superb toolset for an organisation wishing to cover the bases and ensure that they are documenting and reporting on engagement processes correctly. (continue)

Making a Difference: A guide to evaluating public participation in central government

Public participation has become a central plank of public policy-making. Increasingly, decision-makers at all levels of government build citizen and stakeholder engagement into their policy-making processes. Activities range from large-scale consultations that involve tens of thousands of people, to focus group research, on-line discussion forums and small, deliberative citizens juries. This guide to evaluating public participation is intended to help those involved in planning, organising or funding these activities to understand the different factors involved in creating effective public participation. (continue)