Eric Giordano

As the founding director of WIPPS, Eric Giordano works with university and community partners to identify and address key policy issues using community-based solutions. He conducts survey and focus group research and analysis; strategic and action planning, coalition building, and deliberation training and facilitation. Eric co-leads a national project on the future of rural communities in America with the Kettering Foundation and other national partners. He is a frequent public speaker on issues of public policy, citizen dialogue, democratic place-making and community problem-solving.

Skills and capabilities

  • Survey research and design
  • Project management assessment and outcome measures
  • Focus group research and design
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Team and coalition building
  • Group facilitation
  • Structured dialogue processes
  • Public engagement training
  • Mediation and conflict resolution

Domains of knowledge

  • Public participation and engagement
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational change
  • Political processes
  • Public policy and policy-making

Eric Giordano
Executive Director