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San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, Skyline College, Fielding University, Kansas State University

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The PDC is dedicated to training students in dialogue, deliberation, and facilitation skills in classes and workshops at various educational institutions where we work. Students who are trained in these skill sets then facilitate campus and community forums on a variety of issues including diversity appreciation, student success and college completion, environmental sustainability, food security, […]

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City of San Carlos Transit Village

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The PDC worked with the City of San Carlos and three stakeholder groups to design and facilitate a series of meetings about a proposed, multi-use transit village in the City. In addition to the City, stakeholders included the developer (Legacy Partners), the public agency landowner (samTrans), and the members of a neighborhood association most effected […]

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Community Workshop City of Cupertino Civic Center Master Plan

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September 2013 – present. PDC is working with Perkins + Will, a global architecture and design firm, to assist the City of Cupertino in gathering community input to inform a Civic Center Master Plan with parking options. This three phase, year long project includes working with a group of stakeholders, interviewing community members, designing and […]

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City of Thousand Oaks Visioning Program Preparation and Facilitation Training

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March 24th – April 4th, 2014 PDC developed and delivered a customized training package to help prepare the City of Thousand Oaks staff and City Council members to lead community engagement efforts throughout a six month Visioning Program. The training involved a facilitation workshop for City staff and select community leaders, as well as a […]

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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Vision Plan

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August 2012 – January 2014 The PDC worked with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) to assist with a comprehensive, district-wide community engagement project. Over 1,000 people participated in conversations about how they envision the future of open space across three counties in the San Francisco Bay area. These included focus group discussions with […]

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City of San Jose Commissions

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The PDC continues its ongoing collaboration with the City of San Jose’s Neighborhood Services Commission and Human Rights Commission. Both of these groups, composed of community volunteers, are undergoing a restructuring process as the City revamps and revitalizes all of its Commissions and Boards. The PDC worked with the Neighborhood Services Commission to help them […]

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The Future of the Kelley House Site

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The PDC recently designed and facilitated a public meeting with community members to generate ideas and prioritize options for an historic building in San Jose. The building, called the Kelley House, is a designated landmark because of its architecture and historical significance to the local region. The City of San Jose enlisted the services of […]

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City of Milpitas Strategic Planning Process

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June 2013 – Present. The city of Milpitas has contracted PDC to assist with public outreach and community engagement as they formulate a strategic plan to better deliver future city services.  PDC is working with Milpitas in a four phase, year long process where city workers, city commission members, the chamber of commerce, the school […]

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City of Half Moon Bay General Plan Update

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September 2013 – present. PDC is working with Dyett & Bhatia, a well known urban and regional planning firm, to assist the City of Half Moon Bay in gathering community input to help inform updates to the General Plan.  This five phase, two-year project includes working with a community advisory committee, interviewing community members and […]

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San José Retreat for Senior Staff

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PDC conducted two sessions at a retreat for Senior Staff in efforts to help departments work together more productively.

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