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PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation I gave at the 2009 International Assoc. for Public Participation conference in San Diego in September, titled A New Era of Public Engagement?

PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation I gave at the 2009 International Assoc. for Public Participation conference in San Diego in September, titled A New Era of Public Engagement?

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  • 1. A New Era of Public Engagement? Sandy Heierbacher, Director of NCDD 9-23-09 Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 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. 2009 ✤ Obama’s memorandum ✤ on transparency ✤ public participation ✤ and collaboration Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 4. Open Government Initiative ✤ Generated excitement, hope ✤ Generated cynicism, concern ✤ Set some things in motion in our field Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 5. Core Principles for Public Engagement ✤ NCDD ✤ IAP2 ✤ Co-Intelligence Institute Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 6. Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 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. Champions of Participation ✤ Late March 2009 meeting about Open Government Directive ✤ Reps of 23 federal agencies and offices present Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 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. 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. ✤ 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. Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 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. A “Birther” Takeover Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 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. Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 17. ✤ graphic that shows how we mainly have been working outside/around government Thursday, September 3, 2009
  • 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. 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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