Roadmap for Public Engagement
For over a decade, the Davenport Institute has been helping local government leaders improve the ways they involve residents in tough policy decisions. This work has taken us throughout California and across the country, learning about and teaching the latest techniques in effective participatory governance. We have taken that experience and created this "Roadmap for Public Engagement", a comprehensive tool engineered to help you (1) evaluate your municipality's public engagement preparedness, (2) determine your next steps with the guidance of our expert trainers and consultants, and (3) put your plan in action.
There are 5 stops on our Roadmap:
Check-In: Where is your municipality when it comes to public engagement? Use our diagnostic tool to determine your starting point on the roadmap, identify areas of strength and weakness, and determine your next stop.
Chart Your Course: After you complete the Check-In, we invite you to a 30-minute complementary consultation with one of our expert trainers to review your results.
- Get Equipped for the Journey: Host a Davenport Institute in-person or virtual training tailored to your municipalities needs.
- Set Out: Use our customized toolkit to create a culture of engagement in your organization.
- Celebrate: After hosting a custom training and implementing the action plan, celebrate your achievement and recognition from the Davenport Institute.
For more information, we've answered some frequently asked questions below. You can also email the Davenport Institute or give us a call at 310.506.4494 for more information.