Plans voted down?

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Citizens choosing family time over important meetings?

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Now You Can Have Meaningful Citizen Engagement on THEIR Schedules

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When engagement matters, VirtualCommittees™ is an easy-to-use citizen software for ideologically-balanced "Table" conversations & conclusions.

BUILD CONFIDENCE

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When Engagement Matters®

BUILD SOLUTIONS

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in real time by 

Intent, Singles, Combos 

:: BUILD CONSENSUS ::

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The First & Only Unbiased "Standings for Solutions" to build your own NONPARTISAN IDEA 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, WHICH SOLUTIONS WILL MAKE IT TO YOUR PODIUM?  


 :: BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE ::


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. 


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 for local decision making, and the 

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

Both use the same software to bring order to the chaos.

:: 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. 


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.  

Let VirtualCommittees™ do your heavy lifting.

Less Wasted Resources ON False starts

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...

Question Salad

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Lots and lots of questions that citizens can read when they get a chance, and respond. Now there's a centralized place to quietly listen to everyone's brief point of view. 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.  

Does the candidate 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 Nonpartisanship]  

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®.

On a Scale of 1 to 10 :: How do you rate the level of public policy discourse in the USA?

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WonkWave™ National Public Policy Think Tank

VirtualCommittees™ License holders are invited to make some Think Tank Waves. 


Using the same VirtualCommittees™ software we search for better solutions to one National Public Policy a Quarter, and tee up the next Quarter's topic. We know you can totally rock the public policy scene!


We'll publish the results Nationally—curating solutions that are already well-studied and popular. Test your national solutions locally with your VirtualCommittees™ software, then enter them nationally.


Gain cred. Amaze your friends. Make history. 

There are serious public policy efforts going on all over the country, we just have to vet the material and see what an Ideologically-Balanced group of Wonks have to say about it. Wonks who are already in local government or highly involved with their municipalities. 


What solutions might have vast supermajority support for...?


Climate

Homeless Policies

Human Trafficking 

Illegal Drugs

Immigration

Money v Free Speech

Health(care)

Severe Weather Preparedness

The Recycling Economy

Veterans Affairs


The list is endless. 

What wave do you want to catch first?


LOCAL KNOWS BEST, LET'S JUST DO THAT NATIONALLY. 


SOMEONE HAS TO. 

We'll kick off the First 

Quarterly WonkWave™ 

National Public Policy Think Tank 

on October 1st, 2019.


That ThinkTankTopic will end on New Year's Eve 2019, with the Leaderboard of Solutions locked and published. Then any of you fine Wonks who want to publish your own papers using the results—totally go for it! 


You Wonks will also have already chosen the next Topic, and we will immediately catch that next National Public Policy Wave in the first Quarter of 2020 beginning on New Years Day.  


You got Public Policy Game? 

Want to be your State's WonkWave founding Fellow?

Wanna make some ThinkTankWaves® (§)?

WonkWAVE™ Catch a Wave :: Personally, Professionally, and Societally®

Catch a Societal Wave

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DO WHAT YOU DO BEST

QUALITY PUBLIC POLICY.


One of the beta tests for VirtualCommittees™ process was "Illegal Drugs" in the Topic Elevator, with the instigating question on the Briefing Balcony of "How might we determine if illegal drugs are a health and/or criminal issue?" Unanimous and vast supermajority solutions were found. Some just got passed into law by Congress. What took them so long? We had the solutions in 13 weeks, two years ago.

 

Wonks rule, or should.

Someone has to...


Catcha Personal Wave

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MEET LIKE-MINDED WONKS.


We're a bit different. Not many people can talk about trash in our oceans polluting our seafood with the same fervor as a sporting event. Bill sponsors are rockstars. Research assistants are heroes. Listeners are legend. Wonks are way cool. 


And you might want to wave (§) at someone whose game catches your eye.  ;oD 

Catch a Professional Wave

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GET NOTICED FOR YOUR NEXT GREAT ADVENTURE.

 

You were called to public policy work for a reason. Whether it's a bigger job, elected office, university chair, or appointment—here' a place to show other decision makers how you surf public policy, and serve up solutions.


License Holders are invited to make ThinkTankWaves® (§)


:: Special Opportunities for Table of  Four Fellows ::


:: Apply to be a State Founding Member of the WonkWave™ Think Tank. 

:: Contact Us ::

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

:: We can help you break engagement records

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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