Become an Implementation Genius

Did you know there is a legitimate cure for political gridlock?

Have you ever worked hard on a really important problem, come up with a valid, workable solution – a proposal that really, really is the right thing to do – only to see that proposal:

  • Become a victim of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard!)
  • Torpedoed
  • Fall casualty to “politics”
  • Put on the back burner
  • Stopped
  • Hung up in decision-making gridlock
  • Vetoed…?

  • It’s one thing when a proposal that’s poorly thought-out gets hung up because of political gridlock, such as NIMBY… In our opinion that’s just fine. But it’s an entirely different thing when a proposal that’s legitimate and important gets hung up because of “politics” or NIMBY – that’s serious!


Political gridlock is a reality in our system.


That’s why effective government is not a given!

If you work in the public-sector, this is not really news to you. You know how difficult it is to get anything done because of “politics.” But did you know that becoming effective (i.e. proposing and implementing the right thing) is systematically attainable? In spite of “politics!” For the past 40+ years, we have been teaching everyday public-sector professionals how to transform themselves into Implementation Geniuses.

Using our systematized process, neither your discipline nor level matters. What matters is that as part of your professional mission, you are working on legitimate problems or opportunities, and the solution you are proposing is reasonable and responsible. Give us a few days and we will teach you how to get that legitimate and important work implemented, regardless of how controversial the issues related to your project may be.

You won't learn how to do more public-involvement... but how to do it differently and effectively.

We will teach you how to be objectives-driven rather than techniques-driven. . .

And, therefore, how to be effective at getting your varied publics (and specifically a project's opponents) to understand why you are making the proposal you are; as well as why it is the right thing to do in spite of its costs, drawbacks, etc.

We call this the “Systematic Development of (your publics’) Informed Consent” (SDIC).

With our training, you can master the difference between being an average ineffective bureaucrat, and being an Implementation Genius.

(Watch video explanation of what constitutes an Implementation Genius.)

Systematic Development of Informed Consent (SDIC)

Monterey, CA: February 3 - 5, 2015

Lakewood, CO: May 19 - 21, 2015



Citizen Participation-by-Objectives (CPO)

Austin Area, TX: March 3 - 5, 2015

Lakewood CO: June 23 - 25, 2015


Leadership Bootcamp

Eventually to be Taught in Sequence of Online Modules


Upcoming Brownbag Sessions


February 10, 2015

#65: "How to Involve the Public When Many Aren't Local?"


March 10, 2015

#66: "When We Fail to Give Feedback on Public Input We Received"


April 14, 2015

#67: "How to Debunk Arguments & Opinions Based on Speculative Info and Not Facts"


May 12, 2015

#68: Dealing with a Public Motivated by their Hate for Government



Recently Recorded Brownbags

#64:"How Can We Involve as MANY People as Possible?"

#63: How to Deal with Unanticipated Questions at Public Meetings

#62: Why Environmental Justice is Much More than a Public Outreach Complication

#61: Why Minority Viewpoints are Over-Represented and Majority Viewpoints Under-Represented

#60: When Agency Leaders Fear Involving the Public will Diminish Their Own Decision-Making Authority

#59: Should We Ask the Public to "Like" Us? Using Social Media to Develop Informed Consent

#58: When Negative Experiences Haunt Your Project

#57: When Your Public Involvement Process is Too Structured

#56: When People Bypass the Public Involvement Process and go Straight to Decision-Makers

#55: "People Don't Help Create Solutions, They Only Criticize Ours"

#54: "Doing Consent-Building When Top Administrators are Against Doing Early Public Involvement"

#53: "The Trouble is, People's Fear of Change Makes Them Cling to the Status Quo"

#52: "Cultivating Constructive Criticism and Reducing the Typical Grousing"

#51: "How Can We Get Useful Input when People Complain 'Why bother?! You'll just do what you want anyway!'"

#50: "What Can We Do When People Are Conveying Opinions as Facts?"

#49: "How to Reach a Demographic that is Representative of Your Actual Public"

#48: Transforming NIMBY Opposition to Grateful Admiration for Your Work

#47: How to Stick Your Neck Out and Provide Leadership when Your Expertise isn't Enough

#46: Anti-Govt Beliefs Hold Key to Reversing this Attitude towards Your Agency