This course engages with three popular methods for large-scale, dialogue-based public participation on public policy issues: the 21st-Century Town Hall, Deliberative Polling, and Citizen Juries. Each process helps participants learn about an issue, create space for in-depth deliberation and generate detailed feedback on public policy options. Participants will also explore, and apply to their own work, key ingredients of large-scale processes, including developing discussion content and questions, as well as outreach strategies that involve large numbers of diverse participants.
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Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons
Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A., is a civic engagement specialist. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for over 15-years on large and complex engagement projects across North America. Susanna designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those most impacted by the issue. Susanna is a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual Core Values Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.com
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