Collaborative Governance & Framing
Geneforum’s style of engagement is committed to democratic practice, not advocacy.
As point of departure, a Sponsor, Receptor Site, and/or Legislator identifies and raises an issue (or opportunity) that calls for a collaborative (partnership) response.
Conveners (e.g., Geneforum) and participants (citizens and experts) frame (or reframe) the issue to open the way for deliberation (e.g., create scenarios/framing workshops designed to stimulate participants’ thoughts, imaginations, and feelings -- a stimulus for discussion.
Framing sessions consist of several steps:
- Participants share perspectives and experiences;
- Develop approaches to solving the problems reflective of underlying group values and principles;
- ID benefits, drawbacks, actions for implementation and unintended consequences and trade-offs for each approach.