Bleiker Brownbag #49 SAMPLE from “Engaging a Representative Public”
We often hear the question of how to reach a demographic that is “representative” of a project’s actual public. Often public-sector agencies receive input from a minority of their public, and often from self-selected individuals and groups who will not reap the benefits of the proposed plan.
The full presentation, of which this is only a sampling, identifies the actual problem underlying this common frustration. It also discusses “representativeness” in public participation as a goal rather than an indicator.
The presentation ends with a discussion on why true (informed) consent-building depends more on the “inclusiveness” than the statistical “representativeness” of your public involvement.
Democracy and the Art of Building Consent by Hans Bleiker
Hans Bleiker’s presentation at the IHMC Florida Institute for Human Machine Cognition 2005 Evening Lecture Series
Preview of Bleikers’ Renowned Consent-Building Methodology
This preview will give you a feel for the training Hans & Annemarie Bleiker have become renowned for within public-sector agencies.
The SDIC course is on how to develop the Informed Consent of a project or proposal’s fiercest opponents, so as not to have decision-making gridlock (because of controversy, NIMBY, etc).
Don’t let “politics” keep you from being effective, get trained in how to consistently and Systematically Develop Informed Consent (SDIC) with opponents.
The Bleikers have studied and systematized what Implementation Geniuses do, and can train you to become one too!