Educational Resources and Tip Sheets
Educational ResourcesExploring the impact of charismatic leaders in communities — An instructional case study
Engaging with the public
Leaders who involve the people affected by difficult decisions are more likely to increase public trust and support. University of Minnesota Extension has produced a series of best practices tip sheets to help community decision-makers consider when and how to engage the public to make more informed choices. Learn more about this series.
This material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to Jennifer Wagner-Harkonen, Center for Community Vitality, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612) 624-2811.
Click on the titles to access the tip sheets.
Engaging the public has multiple benefits
Align the public participation strategy with the goal
Consider when to use an internal or external facilitator
Create an agenda with purpose
Set ground rules
Decide who decides — and how
Involve others and increase commitment