A New Era of Public Engagement?
    Sandy Heierbacher, Director of NCDD

    9-23-09


Thursday, September 3, 2009
“Public engagement”

    ✤    distinguishing from public
         participation and civic
         engagement

    ✤    ri...
2009
    ✤    Obama’s memorandum
          ✤   on transparency

          ✤   public participation

          ✤   and coll...
Open Government Initiative


    ✤    Generated excitement, hope
    ✤    Generated cynicism, concern
    ✤    Set some th...
Core Principles
    for Public Engagement


                              ✤   NCDD
                              ✤   IAP2
...
Thursday, September 3, 2009
W.H. Informal Listening Session

                              ✤   March 2009

                              ✤   Meeting w...
Champions of Participation



                              ✤   Late March 2009 meeting about
                            ...
W.H. Office of Social Innovation
    and Civic Participation

                                           ✤   May 5, 2009 W...
Office of Public Engagement

             ✤    May 11, 2009: W.H. Office of
                                               ...
✤   May 21, 2009: Leaders of dozens of civil
                                  society organizations contacted by OPE
    ...
Thursday, September 3, 2009
1600 Posts by June 1st
    ✤    NCDD community got involved in force

    ✤    My post on Core Principles for Public Engag...
A “Birther” Takeover



Thursday, September 3, 2009
Yet...
    ✤    The report on Phase I called the “Grassroots/Local Civic
         Participation/Deliberative Democracy” gr...
Thursday, September 3, 2009
✤    graphic that shows how we mainly have been working
         outside/around government




Thursday, September 3, 2009
What else can
    we do?

    ✤    Jointly owned structures and
         processes

    ✤    Build on existing resources

...
Get Ready


    ✤    Are we ready to step in when
         we’re needed?

    ✤    Are we equipped to make the
         ca...
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  1. 1. A New Era of Public Engagement? Sandy Heierbacher, Director of NCDD 9-23-09 Thursday, September 3, 2009
  2. 2. “Public engagement” ✤ distinguishing from public participation and civic engagement ✤ right end of the P2 spectrum (involve, collaborate and empower - not inform and consult) ✤ dialogue and deliberation Thursday, September 3, 2009
  3. 3. 2009 ✤ Obama’s memorandum ✤ on transparency ✤ public participation ✤ and collaboration Thursday, September 3, 2009
  4. 4. Open Government Initiative ✤ Generated excitement, hope ✤ Generated cynicism, concern ✤ Set some things in motion in our field Thursday, September 3, 2009
  5. 5. Core Principles for Public Engagement ✤ NCDD ✤ IAP2 ✤ Co-Intelligence Institute Thursday, September 3, 2009
  6. 6. Thursday, September 3, 2009
  7. 7. W.H. Informal Listening Session ✤ March 2009 ✤ Meeting with Beth Noveck and other reps of WH Open Government Initiative ✤ 12 organizations represented (NCDD, IAP2 included) Thursday, September 3, 2009
  8. 8. Champions of Participation ✤ Late March 2009 meeting about Open Government Directive ✤ Reps of 23 federal agencies and offices present Thursday, September 3, 2009
  9. 9. W.H. Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation ✤ May 5, 2009 W.H. press release on $50 million to identify and expand effective, innovative non-profits ✤ Office “will coordinate efforts to enlist all Americans – individuals, non-profits, social entrepreneurs, corporations and foundations – as partners in Sonal Shah solving our great challenges.” Thursday, September 3, 2009
  10. 10. Office of Public Engagement ✤ May 11, 2009: W.H. Office of “This office will seek to Public Liaison becomes Office engage as many of Public Engagement Americans as possible in the difficult work of changing this country, ✤ Obama speaks of the office’s through meetings and expanded mission... conversations with groups and individuals held in Washington and across the country.” Thursday, September 3, 2009
  11. 11. ✤ May 21, 2009: Leaders of dozens of civil society organizations contacted by OPE and told our organizations’ and networks’ participation was vital to this online public engagement process. Thursday, September 3, 2009
  12. 12. Thursday, September 3, 2009
  13. 13. 1600 Posts by June 1st ✤ NCDD community got involved in force ✤ My post on Core Principles for Public Engagement being adopted by federal agencies was 6th in votes ✤ Others in our field in top 20... ✤ AmericaSpeaks’ Joe Goldman and Suzanna Haas Lyons (with proposals that emerged from the Champions of Participation meetings) ✤ Christine Whitney Sanchez, on Promise USA (proposal for a national network of citizen conversation) Thursday, September 3, 2009
  14. 14. A “Birther” Takeover Thursday, September 3, 2009
  15. 15. Yet... ✤ The report on Phase I called the “Grassroots/Local Civic Participation/Deliberative Democracy” group (us!) “the largest and most well-prepared group in the Brainstorm: they were early to the table and augmented their ranks as the dialogue proceeded.” ✤ The Core Principles for Public Engagement were listed in the report in full Thursday, September 3, 2009
  16. 16. Thursday, September 3, 2009
  17. 17. ✤ graphic that shows how we mainly have been working outside/around government Thursday, September 3, 2009
  18. 18. What else can we do? ✤ Jointly owned structures and processes ✤ Build on existing resources ✤ Establish your own definition of success ✤ Cultivate and support public engagement practitioners Thursday, September 3, 2009
  19. 19. Get Ready ✤ Are we ready to step in when we’re needed? ✤ Are we equipped to make the case for this work? Thursday, September 3, 2009

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