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, (3) put your plan in action, and (4) be recognized for your success!
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 complimentary consultation with one of our expert trainers to review your results. We will analyze your strengths and weaknesses, developing a plan that will specifically address your unique situation.
Get Equipped for the Journey: Host a Davenport Institute in-person or virtual training tailored to the needs of your municipality. You will leave the training with a customized toolkit designed to include everything you need to effectively engage with your local community.
- 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, both your organization and community will be better equipped in the space of public engagement.
For more information, we've answered some frequently asked questions below. You can also email the Davenport Institute for more information.