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We win political and community support for controversial land use and public affairs projects.

Communications Training

GCA’s communications training can expand your team’s communication and advocacy skills. Training participants walk away
with a full array of persuasion and hostile audience management tools.

  • Dealing with hostile audiences, personal attacks, insults and aggressive questioning.
  • Enhancing your own personal credibility — and knowing when someone else is lying.
  • Responding to citizen opposition based on misperceptions, loss of face, conflicts of interests, and conflicts of values.
  • Picking the right forum or outreach tool to empower allies and neutralize squeaky wheels.
  • Using sequential request strategies such as the Foot-in-the-Door approach and Door-in-the-Face technique to recruit and mobilize support.
  • Getting citizens to endorse your project and attend public hearings to testify in favor of it.

GCA’s customized training programs give your team the hands-on tools needed to anticipate political problems, avoid community controversy, promote pro-project attitudes and action, and turn your application into an approval, on time and on budget.