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Participation Offline and Online

Page history last edited by Lucas Cioffi 10 years, 7 months ago

Issue/Topic:  Off-line + On-line = OGD Success


From the Open Government Directive Workshop, January 11, 2010 at the US Department of Transportation

Session Number – Space/Location Letter 2N + O


Convener: Pat Bonner, Alexander Moll, Leanne Nurse




“Tags” for the session - Open Government Topics discussed:

public involvement, public engagement, digital divide, face-to-face, situation assessment,


Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:


The Plan – small teams/big groups in place

Others not yet there

Scale – Data sets Id’ already

Federal Lessons for non-feds

New Media? -  Web 1.0 vs. 2.0

Digital Divide – How to bridge?

What Works?

Different needs, processes,

Notice & Comment vs. Co-creation


Situation Assessment: Scenario plan for ideal future (data magnets)

Tell Your Story: “cognitively pregnant”

                           “Alinsky-like organizing for  local/state officials

    Content hard to post


Human Skills  Accountability = agreement/promise

                         If not, why not?


Add value: Rumors + facts = better decisions (graywater at California park)


Policy? Build engagement into agency branches


System Competence


Moderate Online: GSA guidance or not?

                              Tools can enhance results


Different Generations  Read: The I Generation (NYT) book


“Good News”/PR:  Keep your promise

                                 Limits to open government





                  Convening: Read IBM Ctr for Business of Govt book Public Engagement

                                       Read Public Consensus Institute Legislators at the Crossroads


            Meet-Up         Combine On/offline


            Mixed Ink       Used at OGD roll-up L


            Other Actors Special Interest + Govt = better/more focused decisions


             Stream of Engagement www.thataway.org/streams 






Notes by Leanne Nurse

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