A good public meeting facilitates information flow between UDOT and stakeholders.
In a calculated attempt to show what not to do, a team of UDOT communicators took a cue from a 90’s rock and roll song and decided to be “Cruel to be Kind” with a training that imitated a bad public meeting.
Attendees stood in a long line, saw vague and confusing project posters, and then were ignored or given incomplete or conflicting answers to questions by fake project staff.
After the fun but frustrating demonstration, a panel discussion and question and answer session set everyone straight about how to avoid a public meeting fiasco.
The outcome of the training is a list,Public Meeting Dos and Don’ts, with tips from attendees and panel members who are experts at organizing public meetings the right way.