August 19th Webinar



Power Point Presentation

The Surprising Science of Community Input: What’s Helpful? What’s Useless? What’s Dangerous?

August 19      11:00 a.m.

Don’t miss this fascinating, timely, and applicable tour through the why, what, and how of community input and other data. You know the value of good data in decision-making, but do you know which data you need for which decisions? You know public input can come from many channels, but do you know which channels are good for which data? From COVID-19 to community engagement, you’ll learn what makes some data useful and other data unrepresentative or even dangerous. You’ll also learn the big picture for government communications, while discovering a newfound appreciation for ordering pizza.

In this interactive and entertaining presentation, you’ll get these answers and more from data expert Kevin Lyons. Sure, you’ll leave with useful frameworks and helpful facts, but you’ll also learn how to ignore people with scientific precision – it’s all part of knowing how to better manage the input you have and get the data you need. Want to serve your whole community better and avoid mistakes that can cost millions? Don’t miss this one.


Kevin Lyons, FlashVote
Kevin Lyons learned statistics in two different PhD programs so you didn’t have to. Now his passion is making data easy for anyone to understand and use. A little humor doesn’t hurt either. He has spent the last 25 years learning about good governance from Nobel winning theorists, award-winning historians, leading practitioners, and his own experience as a public official. Now he can finally explain everything you need to know in terms of pizza instead of p-hacking. He is the co-founder and chief scientist for Governance Sciences Group, and co-inventor of FlashVote (statistically valid community input in 48 hours for government decision support). He has formal training from the business and public policy PhD program at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and from the chemical engineering PhD program at the University of California, Santa Barbara-where he also learned to surf.,?p>