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Webinar on Effective Public Engagement
Dealing with Deeply Held Concerns and Organized Opposition in Public Engagement Activities

Webinar City of San Carlos

Description

The Sustainable Communities Learning Network’s Brownbag Webinar from March 13, 2013:

No matter what the issue, citizens with strong views and often competing beliefs challenge the ability of cities and counties to hold productive and civil public hearings and meetings. Community engagement processes and strategies that anticipate and respond effectively to such situations are possible. Learn from the experience of others and receive tips for designing processes that are effective, responsive, and civil.

 

Speakers

  • Brian Moura, Assistant City Manager, City of San Carlos
  • Susan Stuart Clark, Director, Common Knowledge

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Webinar on Effective Public Engagement

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Deeply Held Concerns and Other Challenges to Public Engagement Processes

This tip sheet offers ideas for the planning and delivery of public engagement activities when participants’ deeply held views and values make successful outcomes more of a challenge. Public engagement processes are often forums for very deeply held concerns. In some cases, public engagement participants will have very strongly held views about the topics to be discussed; the local (or regional) agency and officials involved; and/or the public engagement process itself. This resource provides tips for overcoming these challenges. 

Dealing with Deeply Held Concerns and Other Challenges to Public Engagement Processes

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The Sustainable Communities Learning Network Launches Brownbag Webinar Series

The Sustainable Communities Learning Network hosted a series of 30-minute webinars to share great stories from communities working in five of ILG’s ten Sustainability Best Practice Areas.

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