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Some likely outcomes

This suggested CIC process sparks win/win progress on difficult public issues in a number of different ways. It ...

  • Starts a new kind of public conversation on the issues, which is creative and collaborative and transcends partisan battling
  • Involves and educates mainstream citizens on the issue
  • Generates clarity around what's important in the issue and what's needed
  • Generates new solution possibilities
  • Builds a shared win/win perspective that people generally resonate to
  • Creates political will for a "public interest" perspective (vs. the usual battle of special interests)
  • Builds stronger relationships of trust among citizens, elected officials, government staff, and ngo's
  • Provides effective citizen leadership to government
  • Builds the spirit of community where people appreciate people's differences
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