Portal to the Public Implementation Manual & Catalog of Professional Development Elements
The Implementation Manual is a practical guide for organizations planning to implement Portal to the Public. It represents the experiences of Portal to the Public sites and is supported by research and evaluation results. The seven chapters in the manual are designed around the main components of the Portal to the Public guiding framework. The chapters guide you through the process of developing successful conversation-based public programs featuring scientists.
Chapter 1: The Guiding Framework
Chapter 2: Conceptual Planning
Chapter 3: Partnership and Relationship Building
Chapter 4: Professional Development
Chapter 5: Public Programs
Chapter 6: Organizational Sustainability
Chapter 7: Case Studies
The manual includes a set of appendices with resources such as recruiting materials, program planning documents, and sample marketing materials.
The Catalog of Professional Development Elements includes detailed professional development procedures and sample workshop agendas to prepare scientists for meaningful, face-to-face interactions with public audiences. The catalog is intended to be a practical guide to creating and facilitating professional development experiences for scientists.