Government Listening: Using Citizen and Stakeholder Advisory Boards
Focus groups are temporary collections of people who are consulted on specific topics. Citizen and stakeholder advisory boards are more permanent, in that they rely on a set of semi-permanent "members" that government can rely on to provide input, advice, and program guidance to decision makers.
In essence, the more permanent advisory board members are able to be much more familiar with the work of the particular department to which they advise, and establlish trusted relationships with government "listeners".
The effective use of advisory boards allows improved communication between government and various stakeholders and sectors; for example, between private and public sector, or between parents and school boards.
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