Workshop hosted by Cascade Chapter: Public Meetings SOS 4.0: Can Your Public Process Survive Politics?

  • December 07, 2012
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Salem Conference Center 200 Commercial Street SE Salem, OR 97301

Join us for the 4th annual Public Meetings SOS workshop sponsored by Cascade Chapter of IAP2 USA. Connect with leading stakeholder engagement professionals and seasoned public officials in this highly interactive half-day training.


Registration is just $45 ($25 students) and includes snacks and beverages. Pay now with a credit card, or at the door.


Among the wise and seasoned panelists who will share ideas on how stakeholders and public officials can interact productively are Oregon's chief operating officer Michael Jordan and Clackamas County Commissioner Jamie Damon. Presenters Sam Imperati, Jason Vaillancourt and Andrew Ness will round out the afternoon with sound advice on collaborative government and solid tips and creative tools for communicating with public officials.  


Workshop Agenda


1:00 Welcome
Jeanna Hall and Alex Cousins, co-presidents of Cascade Chapter of IAP2 USA

1:15 Keynote
Jamie Damon: Consensus-building from Grassroots to Public Officials

1:35 Public Officials Panel: How to craft stakeholder engagement processes that work with public decision-making processes

Moderator: Jim Gladson, Berger ABAM

2:30 Break

2:45 Summer Commissioner Coffees and Ways to Engage Constituents
Andrew Ness, Port of Vancouver, WA

3:15 Insider's View of How to Communicate with Elected Officials
Jason Vaillancourt, Natural Resources Group

3:45 Collaborative Governance
Sam Imperati, Institute for Conflict Management

4:15 Wrap up


4:30 Adjourn

I look forward to seeing you at the workshop! You're also invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments and networking at the chapter social after the workshop.




Sheri Wantland

Cascade Chapter of IAP2 USA


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