This course provides elected officials and civil servants with strategies they can use to shift the public’s focus from personal complaints and arguments about problems to addressing the broad causes of those problems.

Structuring public hearings and input sessions around the Legislative Problem-Solving Method means that constituents are better able to understand the different factors that policy-makers must consider. This approach equips people to participate constructively in developing policy proposals that have a high likelihood of proving effective when implemented. 

Input processes structured around the Legislative Problem-Solving Method also communicate the officials’ interest in developing effective solutions to key community concerns. Collaborative policy-making, conducted in the transparent, logical manner suggested by the Legislative Problem-Solving Method, can reduce ideological and interest-based policy rifts between voters and lead to more effective outcomes with less wasted time and resources.