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A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Conflicts in Collaborative Networks

This 50-page report expands on previous Center reports by adding an important practical tool for managers in networks: how to manage and negotiate the conflicts that may occur among a network's members. The approach they describe - interest-based negotiation - has worked in other settings, such as bargaining with unions. Such negotiation techniques are becoming crucial in sustaining the effectiveness of networks, where successful performance is defined by how well people collaborate and not by hierarchical commands. (continue)

NLC and the City Futures Panel on Democratic Governance

The National League of Cities (NLC) has been working in the field of democratic governance for more than twenty years, in the unique position of being able to employ effective techniques to encourage and enable city officials in dialogue and inquiry around various forms of civic engagement, consensus building, collaboration, and participatory practices. NLC's Strengthening Democratic Local Governance Project has focused on effective democratic participation in public life, especially the structuring of public life to facilitate and support effective participation. (continue)

Assessing the Effects of Public Participation

This article presents the results of research designed to test participatory democracy assertions that high-quality public participation can affect participants' beliefs in desirable ways. It examines the relationships between exposure to quality participation and participant beliefs about the trustworthiness and responsiveness of a public agency and the value of including different viewpoints in public meetings. (continue)

National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

NCDD formed in 2002 after 60 leaders and 50 organizations collaborated to produce the first National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation. The conference brought together practitioners and scholars from across the spectrum of D&D practice for the first time, and NCDD's members are committed to continuing to foster collaboration and build understanding and cohesion in the D&D community. (continue)

Public Dialogue: A Tool for Citizen Engagement, A Manual for Federal Departments and Agencies

This 56-page guidebook is based on the lessons learned from The Society We Want, a national public dialogue project of the Canadian Policy Research Networks. It provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide to the public dialogue process, outlines how the materials to support public dialogue are developed, and anchors public dialogue in a clear research methodology and analysis plan. (continue)

Assessing EPA’s Federal Advisory Committee Act Committees: A User’s Guide with Questionnaires

This user's guide gathers information and tools for EPA staff to use in generating feedback on the effectiveness of EPA Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Committees. (continue)

Assessing the Effectiveness of Project-Based Public Involvement Processes: A Self-Assessment Tool for Practitioners

This 17-page document from the Transportation Research Board, Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation (1999) is an adaptable and practical guide which produces output in a 'scorecard' format. It is intended to provide the practitioner with a means of conducting a self-assessment of the effectiveness of a specific public involvement campaign for a specific planning or project development activity (e.g., the development of a long range plan or a specific capital improvement). It is not intended to evaluate the overall public involvement processes or procedures guiding all public involvement activities such as a State department of transportation or Metropolitan Planning Organization would develop under ISTEA regulations. Download here from the NCDD site (no longer available at trbpi.com). (continue)

Assessing EPA’s Listening Sessions: A User’s Guide with Questionnaires

This user's guide gathers information and tools for EPA staff to use in generating feedback on the effectiveness of public listening sessions and the effectiveness of follow-up after them. (continue)

ILG’s Public Engagement and Collaborative Governance Program

The Public Engagement and Collaborative Governance Program (formerly known as the Collaborative Governance Initiative) provides information and resources to help local officials in California make good decisions about the design and use of public engagement in their cities and counties. The program is directed by Terry Amsler. (continue)

Assessing EPA’s Public Hearings: A User’s Guide with Questionnaires

This user's guide gathers information and tools for EPA staff to use in generating feedback on the effectiveness of public hearings and the effectiveness of follow-up after them. (continue)

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