Posts Tagged: Dialogue

Try Crowdsourcing: No Surprises on Election Day

It’s no surprise that local governments are utilizing crowdsourcing to solve some of their biggest problems. Crowdsourcing, after all, uses some of the same basic tenets as democracy: where the decisions that serve a body are governed by the majority. Crowdsourcing is being used as a means to allocate budgets, cut waste, and solve longstanding... Read more »

Public Opinion, Public Judgment, and Public Wisdom

Pollsters, politicians and pundits quote public opinion polls to tell us what the public thinks. Deliberative democracy advocates promote public judgment to deepen public opinion. Few people talk about public wisdom – what it could be and what it could do. I think we need all three forms of public sensibility. I think we can... Read more »

ABCD Videos on Benefits of Deliberative Democracy

NCDD blogger Susanna Haas Lyons posted this to the NCDD Community blog a couple of months ago, and it needs indexed here in the Resource Center as well… In December 2012, Alberta Climate Dialogue released a series of short videos exploring the benefits of deliberative democracy, featuring well known practitioners such as Matt Leighninger (DDC),... Read more »

“Suggest an App” section added to Making Mobile Gov Dialogue

People interested in government mobile products like apps, mobile web and SMS continue to engage in the Making Mobile Gov Dialogue by suggesting, commenting on and voting for the best ideas. A few folks have suggested the federal government create specific mobile products. In response, the Making Mobile Gov team has created the "Suggest an... Read more »

[Update] Crowdsourcing Citizen Engagement: Tools for Information Architecture & "Wicked Problems"

UPDATE: For those who weren't able to attend Paul Culmsee's seminar, you can check out video and slides here. He starts with a great comparison of Government 2.0 in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand and even riffs off a 2010 GovLoop discussion by Bill Brantley and Andrew Krzmarzick. Enjoy! /// Wanted to share... Read more »

Upcoming events on public engagement in Austin, Boston, Cupertino, Denver and Portland

Members of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) are hosting budget-friendly regional events this October and November in 5 cities across the country, and we'd love to see lots of GovLoop members there! All 5 events are posted at GovLoop: - Denver, Colorado - The Wellshire Inn on Friday, October 22, 2010 -... Read more »

How to Plan for Collective Brainstorming Online - New Guide Released

Collaborative brainstorming online is all the rage these days. It's a powerful tool for government to involve the public by inviting people to offer ideas and start discussions that will inform government decisions. But, as with so many other innovations in government, engaging the public in a meaningful way takes more than just "putting up... Read more »

MULTI-GENERATIONAL Leadership Qualities: The Power of Thinking Together

These are difficult times for leaders at every level in government, business and society across the world. We are all reinventing our visions of the future as we work to forge the new paths in an environment of crisis, challenge, and opportunity. We are also in need of re-evaluating everything about how we think, operate,... Read more »