Your plans voted down or career not where you'd like?

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Citizens choosing family time over important meetings?

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Handheld Citizen Engagement on their Schedules.

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:: The First & Only NONPARTISAN Decision Making Software

BUILD CONFIDENCE

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Around Structured, Yet Easy, Online Conversations

BUILD SOLUTIONS

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in real time with Intriguing Intent, Sizzling Singles, and Cool Combos 

:: BUILD CONSENSUS ::

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with the Ideologically Balanced Table for ranking nonpartisan solutions.

NONPARTISANSHIP FIRST :: Be that person, the leader credited for creating the Solutions Leaderboard

It's Your Turn

All eyes are on you, sweat the boring details or read aloud the live pretested nonpartisan solutions?

IT'S LIKE THE OLYMPICS BUT FOR PUBLIC POLICIES, 

WHICH SOLUTIONS WILL MAKE IT TO YOUR PODIUM?  


 :: BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE ::


Now you can gauge sentiment and direction before committing extraordinary resources.  

What would you try if you knew you wouldn't fail?


Sometimes you're a focused activist, partying partisan, brave bipartisan, or nonpareil nonpartisan.


VirtualCommittees™ is the place to try and change everyone's mind. 


Just use your clear explanations, core values, and vivid stories. 


What are your cool solutions to hot problems?


You'll be able to test the framing that each side of the Nonpartisan Table prefers best. 

Build consensus one point and one side at a time. 


This is handheld engagement—literally and figuratively. 


You'll never be more confident of better and faster outcomes. Problems We Solve.

Especially for Introverts, Committee Chairs, and Engagement Officers.


:: BUILD SOLUTIONS ::


Nowhere in the world is there a 

LEADERBOARD OF SOLUTIONS 

for the most pressing issues of our day. 


NOWHERE!  Why is that acceptable? 

There are hundreds of thousands of sports teams. We obsess over their standings and every foul ball, safety, and free throw.

Isn't quality public policy important, too? 


The VirtualCommittees™ software is for local decision making, and the

 

WonkWave™ National Think Tank is for Local Leaders Solving National Problems.


Both use the same software to bring order to the chaos, to find the signal in the noise. Here's an example from WonkWave



:: BUILD CONSENSUS ::


Your Solutions Leaderboard is ideologically balanced, no one is gaming this system. 


The software is neutral, it doesn't care if the outcome is getting rid of a law or passing one, whether the solution is private sector and/or public sector. Makes no nevermind to us.  


And, best of all, the solutions reads like the standings on the sports page.


The VirtualCommittees™ software easily identifies aspects that have nearly unanimous support, vast supermajority, strong supermajority, and supermajority support. Getting to a mere majority is very; us against them. We are them.


Might it not be easier to start by finding out what we agree on before fighting over the rest?


:: FOR THE PEOPLE WHO CARE—WHO CAN'T BE THERE

Nonpartisan Handheld Engagement

:: What challenges or opportunities is your municipality and county facing or avoiding?

NOW YOUR CITIZENS CAN PARTICIPATE ON THEIR SCHEDULE. 


:: BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE ::


What do you call the person who can tame the frenzy? 


What do you call the person who ends paralysis by analysis? 


What do you call the person that can separate the signal from the noise?

 

You call them the leader. Or at least a person exhibiting leadership behavior. 


:: BUILD SOLUTIONS ::

One Intent, 

One Single Item, 

One Combo at a time. 


Who in your town should be listened to—

who won't attend meetings or post in a social media yelling match?


First, you announce on all your communication channels

 that you're moving the discussion over to VirtualCommittees™ 

 which is either on your website, or a new one, or you can use one of ours. 


Then post the Topic in the "Elevator." 

This will raise the level of discussion so we can find out what it is we can agree on!  

All sides of the Ideological Table. 


Next kick things off in the "Balcony." 

Here everyone will get a better view of the Topic.


Enter the relevant Facts, in bite-sized pieces, the stuff everyone needs to know.

 

Then ask a few of the most pressing Questions. 


If there are already preliminary solutions on the Table pre-populate those on the Solutions Menu. 


Then invite others to join in on the fun

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If things get off to a slow start, then gather up a Convo Crew.


We need to hear from all sides of the Table.

 

Once the convo gets rolling, folks can start searching for nonpartisan treasure together.


The Solutions a vast supermajority of us can agree on.


:: BUILD CONSENSUS ::


Our easy process allows for...

Quickly reading all sides of the Topic.

The good, the bad, the different.

And after sorting though it,

Sharing opinions on each aspect. 

Then check out the standings on the Ideologically Balanced Leaderboard.


 Just like in a restaurant, let's see what the people like. 

  Solutions to treasure from measured responses. 


Now any concerned citizen can self-select in on any structured convo that interests them without having to show up to a long, inconvenient meeting that interferes with their family time.  


How are you doing with Nonpartisan Engagement? Take our Quick Assessment.

:: Let VirtualCommittees™ do your heavy lifting

Less Wasted Resources ON False starts

Nonpartisanship your superpower? We're your shield.

HOW THE VIRTUALCOMMITTEES™ PROCESS WORKS

Renovations Voted Down

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After two years of analyzing, planning, and bidding, the $2M Police Station renovation was voted down. Not good. Next time, before any serious planning gets started the VirtualCommittees™  process is...

Raise the Convo Level

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Announce on all your social media channels that the conversation is being moved into Virtual Committee. Just click on Police Station Renovation in the Elevator. 

Fact Stew, nom nom

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Then take the Elevator to the Solutions Balcony so we can all get a better view of the Topic. We start with bite-sized facts everyone needs to know before moving onto the...

Kettle of Questions

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Lots and lots of questions that citizens can read and respond when they get a chance. From this centralized place, Ideas will bubble up for the Solutions Menu. Available to anyone with a smartphone, smart device, or computer.

What would YOU like?

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If there are already solutions on the Table, then pre-populate them in the Solutions Menu. You can also crowdsource solutions by letting anyone share their better sounding ideas.

Idea Leaderboard

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All four-sides of the Ideological Table  get to weigh in equally. That way it's easy to predict how the solutions will be accepted by everyone, not just the participants. Only VirtualCommittees™  can do that.  

What Public Policy Puzzle are You Trying to Solve? What might we agree on?

Do the candidateS with the best solutions Have an Advantage?

Who We Help & How

Nonpartisanship Before...

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For those who seek nonpartisan treasures first before the hyperpartisan prizefight. James Madison envisioned nonpartisanship. We, so, need swing back that way for awhile. 

Your Team

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Energetic Elected Officials

Up and coming Emerging Leaders 

Diligent Public Sector Professionals

Interns Trying to Get Noticed

Fearless Ph.D Candidates

Your Citizens

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Desperately Seeking Nonpartisanship

Can-Do Candidates

Citizens with a Cause

Reporters Ripped by Hyperpartisanship

Fearless Ph.D Candidates

VirtualCommittees™

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Your VirtualCommittees™ software is for Nonpartisan Handheld Engagement around Local Decision Making.

TabLegs Café

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The Table Legs Café 

[TLC for Nonpartisans]  

supports ideologically-balanced Table conversations around all aspects of YOUR public policy leadership, best practices, and the software itself.  

WonkWave™ Think Tank

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WonkWave™ Think Tank (§) is for Locally Building National Consensus. License holders are invited to make ThinkTankWaves, with special opportunities for Table of Four Fellows. 

Catch the Wave 10/1/19. 

:: Walk the Nonpartisan Talk

Do you think like a soldier or a scout?

Soldiers need to follow orders, Scouts need to find the correct trail.

Are you the kind of person who likes to understand something completely before making up your mind? 


WE'RE TALKING ABOUT YOUR PUBLIC POLICY LEADERSHIP HERE.


:: BUILD CONFIDENCE ::


You want to attract and interact with more citizens.


 Those who are interested in finding great solutions almost everyone can agree on


You have unique consensus building skills, and are always looking for new and better tools. You believe in empowering continual improvement.


You want citizens talking about the better way we do things around here.  


:: BUILD SOLUTIONS ::


Do you have what it takes to host conversations that seek agreement before disagreement? 


These are the decision-making tools you fine Scouts have been searching for:  

Question-storming, Silent ideation, Idea walls, and Team thinking. 


Let's make discussion less like a prizefight and more like a team treasure hunt. 


:: BUILD CONSENSUS ::


What solutions could a vast super-majority of us agree on?


Your VirtualCommittees™ become a symbol of your commitment to public policy leadership.

  

Not just the popular stuff but also the well understood.

 

Are you the kind of person that searches for nonpartisan solutions? 


Let's Begin at Agree®.

:: Contact Us ::

:: Ready to Walk the Nonpartisan Talk? Contact us!

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Why is the logo grey? Not everything is black and white anymore. Why the double colon (::) mark? It represents the four plates on the ideological table, consensus, and serves to remind us to listen to each other instead of the grumbling. Let's eat !!  This is the opposite of politics as we know it. Got the guts to Begin at Agree®?

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