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17TCS Community Engagement: Strategies to design your path to success

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Francesca Patricolo, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation Linda Ginenthal, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation

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17TCS Community Engagement: Strategies to design your path to success

  1. 1. Community Engagement Strategies to design your path to success
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda • Goals • Address real scenarios to explore public participation/ community engagement strategies and tools • Learn the framework for crafting a public participation/ community engagement plan • Introductions • Ground rules • Why we need to do good public participation • Public participation plan
  3. 3. Name What you do professionally Where do you live Where do you hail from Favorite hobby or pastime Flipchart or Dry erase board
  4. 4. Ground rules • Step-up, step back • Listen to each speaker, ensure that only one person speaks at a time • Remain respectful of all people and groups • Use “I” statements • everyone speaks from their own experiences • Avoid making generalizations • especially about groups of people • Correct gently, but do correct if something is said that is incorrect or offensive • Understand that confidentiality is limited at best in this public setting
  5. 5. P O R T L A N D O R E G O N . G O V / T R A N S P O R T A T I O N 5 Why we need to do good P2
  6. 6. P O R T L A N D O R E G O N . G O V / T R A N S P O R T A T I O N 6 Why we need to do good P2
  7. 7. P O R T L A N D O R E G O N . G O V / T R A N S P O R T A T I O N 7 Why we need to do good P2
  8. 8. IAP2 Core Values Why we need to do good P2
  9. 9. Why is this important? P O R T L A N D O R E G O N . G O V / T R A N S P O R T A T I O N 9 • Understand concerns + interests, benefits + burdens • Community will influence + be more likely to support decisions • Help ensure decisions are made equitable by hearing a diversity of voices • Create better projects and policies • Act in public service “ Good public participation results in better decisions.” -IAP2 USA Why we need to do good P2
  10. 10. How to do a good P2 plan Key questions to the public What do you need to know and understand from the public to inform and improve your project?
  11. 11. High stakes Low stakes Overall importance Long- term Short- term duration of impact Complex Simple difficulty of problem High Low economic value to stakeholders Adapted from Dr. Sam Kaner How to do a good P2 plan
  12. 12. Title Subhead P O R T L A N D O R E G O N . G O V / T R A N S P O R T A T I O N 12
  13. 13. How to do a good P2 plan Stakeholder Analysis “The Who” • How could this policy, procedure, or practice benefit or burden people of color? People with disabilities? Other vulnerable and/or marginalized groups? • Which groups, organizations, communities may be interested to understand these benefits or burdens? • How much support on a final recommendation will be needed from these audiences? • Who could be potentially impacted by the decision-making, alternatives, and/or potential outcomes?
  14. 14. Stakeholder Analysis “The Who” How to do a good P2 plan
  15. 15. How to do a good P2 plan Selecting P2 Tools “The How”
  16. 16. Beyond Getting Answers • Trust • Dialogue • Relationship building • Who are the real leaders • Building cultural understanding
  17. 17. Tools on the Timeline P O R T L A N D O R E G O N . G O V / T R A N S P O R T A T I O N 17 • Something creative • Digital • Not-digital • Culturally-relevant and/or language-based approaches
  18. 18. What we learned • Why it’s important and the values that go with it • Identifying key questions to the public • Stakeholder identification • Equity lens • Spectrum of involvement • Community engagement tools • Setting tools in a timeline
  19. 19. Debrief P O R T L A N D O R E G O N . G O V / T R A N S P O R T A T I O N 19 • 2 key things • Write yourself a letter

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