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International Cooperation

Public Participation Guide: Module 6 Materials

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to work collaboratively with other governments to encourage public participation in environmental decision-making. Although many public participation workshops have been delivered in many areas of the world, USEPA developed online modules to ensure everyone has access to the fundamentals of public participation.  These online modules provide a similar experience to the in-person workshops EPA conducts related to this Guide. The materials from Module 6 are available on this page.

Module 6: Ensure Successful Meetings 

One of the tools we are almost certain to use in public participation is the public meeting. In fact, virtually every project where we work with stakeholders will involve meetings. Good meetings don’t just happen. In fact, the exact opposite is true. When meetings “just happen”, they usually turn out poorly. For a meeting to be truly successful, it must be carefully and thoroughly planned and communicated ahead of time.

Available materials:

  • Module 6 Video
  • Module 6 Facilitation Guide
  • Module 6 Participant Workbook

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