Public Agenda can help you navigate complex and divisive issues, make sustainable progress and arrive at workable solutions.
Some of the roles we play include:
Many of the problems we face, like making higher education affordable or confronting our national energy challenges, require bold, creative thinking and action from a wide range of people.
Public Agenda offers a variety of services to help you work with key stakeholders to solve problems more collaboratively, implement reform that sticks, and manage the human side of change that too frequently derails reform. These services include:
Focus groups that delve deeper
Surveys that uncover not just what people think, but why they think what they do
Moderator training that generates dialogue and a genuine exchange of ideas
Meeting planning that helps groups, institutions, and communities reach across divides
Community engagement projects that open conversations, build alliances, and put communities on the path to solving problems
Our proven approaches are suitable for decision makers and stakeholders at multiple levels, from state policymakers to grassroots leaders, from teachers to school board members, from college presidents to students, from mayors to community-based organizations and local businesses.
Whether you are at the beginning of a decision-making process, in the middle of implementing reform, or trying to continuously provide insight and guidance through various phases of change, our services can help you develop useful policy that sticks.
Throughout our work, we also build capacity for communities and institutions to apply new, effective practices for decision making and problem solving.
The menu at left describes in detail each of our services, which are available individually or as a package. To talk to us about how Public Agenda can help you, please contact Allison Rizzolo.