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Engaging In Public Dialogue Handbook

  • Full Version
  • Section 1 Meeting Operational Issues
    • 1.1 Council Policy 600-24
    • 1.2 Administrative Guidelines
    • 1.3 Ordinance 0-17086
    • 1.4 Brown Act
    • 1.5 Sample Chair Introduction
    • 1.6 Sample Agenda - San Ysidro
    • 1.7 Sample Minutes - San Ysidro
    • 1.8 Sample Minutes - Greater Golden Hill
    • 1.9 Meeting Logistics
    • 1.10 Meeting Setup Checklist
    • 1.11 Seating Arrangements
    • 1.12 Roles of Participants
  • Section 2 Creating an Atmosphere of Respectful Dialogue
    • 2.1 The Do's and don'ts of Creating a Respectful Meeting Environment
    • 2.2 Characteristics of Respectful Dialogue
    • 2.3 Controversy to Solution Diagram
    • 2.4 Attributes of Good Facilitators
    • 2.5 Ground Rules for Running Effective Meetings
    • 2.6 Helpful Hits for Facilitators
    • 2.7 Communication Tips
    • 2.8 Blocks to Active Listening
    • 2.9 Empathetic Listening
    • 2.10 Effective Ways to Stimulate Discussion
    • 2.11 Encouraging Participation
    • 2.12 Influencing Personal Agendas
    • 2.13 Managing Confrontation in Meetings
    • 2.14 Tips to Transform Disagreement
    • 2.15 Dealing with Challenging Behavior
    • 2.16 Steps for Controlling Emotional "Hot Buttons"
    • 2.17 Brainstorming Guidelines
    • 2.18 Steps in Creative Problem-Solving