~ Hosting Citizen Engagement
In recent years, Jodi's interest in improving policy systems has led her to investigate and develop her own practice in facilitation of citizen engagement initiatives by the public and nonprofit sectors. This area is under much transformation, with the development and use of social media and increased pressure for public accountability in real time. Some of her resources in this area include:
Sandfort, Jodi and Kathryn Quick. 2017 "Deliberative Technology: A Holistic Lens for Interpreting Resources and Dynamics in Deliberation." Journal of Public Deliberation 13(1) also available at http://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol13/iss1/art7
Sandfort, Jodi and Kathryn Quick. 2015. “Building Deliberative Capacity to Create Public Value: The Practices and Artifacts of Art of Hosting,” Valuing Public Value, edited by John Bryson, Laura Bloomberg, and Barbara Crosby. Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC.
Quick, Kathryn and Jodi Sandfort. 2014. “Learning to Facilitate Deliberation: Practicing the Art of Hosting,” Critical Policy Studies 8:3 and “Learning to Facilitate: Implications for Skill Development in the Public Participation Field,” in The Professionalization of the Public Participation Field, 2017 edited by Laurence Bherer et al. Routledge: New York.
Lundquist, Leah, Jodi Sandfort, Cris Lopez, Marcela Sotela Odor, Karen Seashore, Jen Mein and Myron Lowe, editors. 2013. “Cultivating Change in the Academy: Practicing the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter within the University of Minnesota.” e-Book University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy.
Sandfort, Jodi R., Nicholas Stuber, and Kathryn Quick. 2012. “Practicing the Art of Hosting: Exploring what Art of Hosting and Harvesting Workshop Participants Understand and Do.” University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership: Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lui, Helen and Jodi Sandfort, 2011. “Open Source Platforms for Citizen Engagement: Examining Ashoka’s Design and Implementation,” Nonprofit Policy Forum. 2:2.