Foundations Programme in Public Participation: Decision Makers
IAP2's Public Participation for Decision Makers helps decision makers get the best value from a public process. The session looks at the Foundations from a decision makers' point of view and offers a perspective on how public participation can be integrated into the overall project plan. It examines the costs and benefits of public participation, discusses involvement of the public in an organisational decision, and emphasises the importance of both the decision being made and the promise to the public about their involvement in the decision process. Finally, the session provides an overview of what the decision maker should know about the public participation practitioner's role.