Building Public Policy Together: Consensus-Based Policy Creation, Employers & Employees Welcome.
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Building Public Policy Together: Consensus-Based Policy Creation, Employers & Employees Welcome
Learn about types of consensus-based policy creation that bring together employers, government agencies, advocates and workingwomen and men to work together to create common ground solutions to workplace issues. This process of consensus-based policy creation is especially important when building public policy that helps build equitable, flexible and diverse workplaces.
Presented by: Jim Hudson, Program Director, Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest Katie Corrigan, Co-Director, Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center
Tricia Dwyer-Morgan, Director of Programs, BPW Foundation
We must hang together, or we shall
surely hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin
A consensual agreement or win-win outcome of collaborative problem-solving and conflict resolution(www.biol.tsukuba.ac.jp?~macer/biodict.htm)
Informal…deliberately reaching out to various stakeholder groups and building policy that reflects a perceived consensus among the offered opinions
Formal… banding together to develop common ground and influence policy
A spectrum of options…not either/or
Traits of Consensus-Based Process
Case Study – Workplace Flexibility 2010
Building a coalition of key stakeholders is one strategy used to bring together key stakeholders to affect policy development
Address the following immediately:
Identify how you will communicate,
track, organize and mobilize.
Learn the Basics of the system you intend
Manage the coalition and get them to work
- Use the following
Is there any situation or issue in your community that would benefit from consensus-based policy building?