Collaboration: Incorporating Large-Scale Citizen Deliberation into Environmental Conflict Resolution
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Presenters:
Janet Fiero, Ph.D., AmericaSpeaks
Evan Paul - AmericaSpeaks

Track: Matching the Process to the Problem: Navigating Process Choices

Description:
ECR professionals face increasing demand for more effective citizen engagement in complex “upstream” policy development processes. AmericaSpeaks is nationally recognized as a leader in enabling large-scale citizen deliberation on complex policy issues and has recently conducted several major initiatives that combine multi-stakeholder engagement with citizen deliberation. Case studies of two of these projects (economic development in northeast Ohio and recovery planning in New Orleans) will be presented and evaluated for their strengths and weaknesses. Participants will also receive resources to support their efforts to incorporate citizen deliberation and online engagement into their ECR practice.

Primary Target Audience(s): Government Staff (Federal, State, Local and Tribal)

Handouts/Presentations:
Incorporating Large-scale Citizen Deliberation in ECR Presentation