Collaboration:

Collaboration skills are necessary to facilitation, group leadership, and public engagement at any level. We all work with people. As public sector consultants, we usually find ourselves bringing different groups of people with varying perspectives to work together on common goals. You need to know how to collaborate and how to cause collaboration. Together we are even better. There is a reason why it is our motto. Collaboration is the core of democracy and it’s how big things get done. Here’s some of the latest information we have found on collaboration skills. Thanks for letting us share it with you.

Collaboration

Who’s Zoomin’ Who?*

An article in the recent issue of Psychology Today addresses how our eyes, gestures and tone put us in synch...
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Collaboration

Confirmation Bias

People believe what they choose to believe. For some people choosing means weighing verified, peer-reviewed facts on all sides of...
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Collaboration Communication

Soft Skills, My A%$

Eventually we’re going to have to figure out how to talk to, deal with, and work with people that we...
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Behavioral Science Collaboration

Lessons from a Snickers Commercial

Most meetings and hearings are naturally scheduled evenings when more people are available, which makes perfect sense most of the...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

Humble Pie

Government agencies are supposed to be the epitome of how a society organizes and authorizes things to be done for...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

Choose Your Digital Tools Wisely for any Collaborative Process

Digital communication has truly transformed public participation but it’s not an automatic or comprehensive solution to working with the public....
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Collaboration

Expert Facilitation

OK, let’s just say really good facilitation. If you’re looking for some tried, true and methodical suggestions for handling groups,...
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Collaboration Conflict Resolution

Reach Out and Touch Someone to Find Collaborative Solutions

OK, so this may not be the most politically correct headline for a blog today, but I will stand by...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

You’re Invited

We’ve talked a lot in past newsletters about the nuances of facilitating groups toward conclusions, but we haven’t yet said...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

Internal Engagement

We help organizations overcome dysfunction, both with the customers/public that they serve and internally. People need control of their lives...
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Collaboration

The Role of Risk Communication

It was that first night, after a few hundred public meeting attendees started hollering at me about the things they...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

Crisis Management Team: Tribes Save Lives

The thesis of this article is that the best, most effective crisis management team is You. And your neighbors and...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

Documenting Citizens Advisory Board Advice

Citizens Advisory Boards are convened by government agencies to seek advice over time. Members are typically selected from diverse perspectives....
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Collaboration Conflict Resolution Consensus

Facilitation skills: Lessons from Hockey

For those of us who love ice hockey, 'tis the season! As a fan of ice hockey and my work,...
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Collaboration

Family Holidays can be like Public Meetings!

Whew! The holidays are behind me. As I reflect on the past several weeks, I realize that preparing for a...
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Collaboration

Facilitation Training: Considering Individuals

Facilitation Training  Every person who attends a meeting is an individual and it is essential that you not assume everyone...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

Think Globally, Practice Locally: A Community Outreach Strategy

In September, TPC presented a session at the IAP2 Annual conference in Montreal to explore key issues facing the future...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

When Anger Has No Outlet

For the past thirty years, I have specialized in angry people. As a public participation specialist, I am often called...
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Collaboration Consensus

Collaborative Problem Solving Basics

How are consensus decisions developed? Consensus becomes possible within groups that are committed to honoring each person’s contribution. The collaborative...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

When It Comes to Public Opinion, Conflict Avoidance is Not Conflict Prevention

Some quick thoughts about what we saw and heard at the September IAP2 North American conference in Montreal about capturing...
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Collaboration Community Engagement

Public Participation Survey Results: State of the Practice

This summer, we surveyed IAP2 leaders and practitioners about the condition of our field in 2016, and the public participation...
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