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Public Involvement Techniques

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At http://thataway.org/resources/understand/models/models.html Exit EPA disclaimer are links to descriptions of all the following techniques for public involvement:

AmericaSpeaks' 21st Century Town Meeting
Appreciative Inquiry
Citizen Juries
Compassionate Listening
Conversation Café
Cooperative Inquiry
Deliberative Polling
Dynamic Facilitation
Forums Institute Policy Forums
INTEGRA: A Model of Intentional Creative Dialogue & Negotiation
National Issues Forums
Nonviolent Communication
Open Space Technology
Public Conversations Project
Socrates Café
Study Circles
Sustained Dialogue
The Understanding Process
Web Lab's Small Group Dialogue
Wisdom Council
World Cafe

Another array of techniques is http://www.iap2.org/practitionertools/toolbox.pdf (PDF 118K About PDF) Exit EPA disclaimer . This one includes information/outreach as well as more active involvement techniques.


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