Overcome anti-government opposition,
political gridlock, and
get the public’s trust and respect
Systematic Development of Informed Consent
interactive online modules and feedback
Hotel Abrego, 755 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA 93940.
Accommodations need to be made independently.
Mention “IPMP Training” for a discounted rate of $142/night if reserved by December 28, 2018.
Tuesday, January 29th at 1pm, and ends at 5pm
Wednesday, January 30th: Begins at 8:30am, and ends at 4:30pm
Thursday, January 31st: Begins at 8:30am, ends at 12pm
Online Modules: After completion of the in-person training, you’ll gain unlimited access
for 12 months to 4 master-level Consent-Building units. Each quarter we’ll focus on one module,
with real-world case studies, online exercises, and feedback from peers and the Bleikers.
The 4 Online Modules: Respect & Legitimacy, Values, Strategic, Tactics (read below for details)
Why the Public Doesn't Trust You
You Can Be Responsive AND Responsible
Why You Can't Rely on Science
You're Contributing to the "Us vs. Them"
DON'T MISS ONE OF THE BLEIKERS' FEW BLENDED COURSES2 Days of In-Person Training + 15 Months Access to Online Modules
January 29 – 31, 2019
Online Portion of the Course
Think of this as a deep dive into why our Consent-Building approach works…. Why it’s fundamentally different from public relations tactics… Why it does NOT mean you’ll do more public outreach (it’s wholly different)… And why you can be the best technical expert and still get sandbagged by a tiny segment of the public.
You’ll get a chance to go through the nitty-gritty steps of applying this methodology with our guidance as we look over your shoulder.
Respect & Legitimacy Module
By applying the methodology you learned in the in-person training and going through this module’s exercises, you’ll understand what it takes to get a “Thank God you’re there!” reaction from your public — including opponents and anti-government groups — on a consistent basis.
Higher values deal primarily with issues of fairness, rights, freedoms, liberties, responsibilities, duties, etc. While this module isn’t “touchy-feely”, it is going to get to the root of why some people seem irrational. In this segment, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of your opponents’ higher values, and see them as the key to reversing their opposition to your proposals.
Strategic Online Module
By the end of the module, you’ll have completed the rigorous and necessary steps to design an Objectives-Driven Public Outreach Program that’s tailored to accomplish the top priority needs (and how to identify them) of any given project.
In this module, we’ll share with you some powerful Tactics that not only incorporate what you’ve learned so far, but often take LESS time, use FEWER resources, and yield a MORE informed public discourse… which leads to a more informed decision-making process. You can sometimes accomplish a very challenging Citizen Participation Objective by deploying one or another of these Consent-Building Tactics.
THE BLEIKERS’ IN-PERSON COURSESMonterey, CA
January 29 – 31, 2019
– Mary Jo Acke, Public Participation Coordinator,
– Alissa Schram, Community Involvement Specialist, Austin, TX
HANS, ANNEMARIE and JENNIFER BLEIKER