The Common Knowledge team has had the good fortune to work in-depth with a wide variety of community engagement and organizational development processes that support collaborative planning, constructive dialogue, enlightened problem solving and community capacity building. This allows us to look across the field of in-person and online possibilities to select and shape the best combination for our clients and projects.

Our work has been informed by long years of experience with the type of choice work used at National Issues Forums, Viewpoint Learning and Public Agenda.  And we have been trained in and use Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Café, Sustained Dialogue and the excellent processes of the Institute of Cultural Affairs Technology of Participation, among others. We have also worked on multiple projects with AmericaSpeaks, utilizing large high-tech town hall formats, as well as with civic tech leaders developing new ways to have authentic digital engagement.