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Public Participation Guide: Module 7 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 7 are available on this page.

Module 7: Communicating with Stakeholders 

Communicating in a public participation context is really no different than other forms of communication. People are people, and understanding human behavior can help us to be more effective communicators. The good news is that human nature can generally be predicted. The hard part is that communication within public participation is complex because we are often dealing with highly emotional issues and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders. 

Available materials:

  • Module 7 Video
  • Module 7 Facilitation Guide
  • Module 7 Participant Workbook

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