Client Testimonials and Quotes from Peers
Testimonials from Clients
“Jason is passionate, multi-skilled and knowledgeable about tools and techniques that engage people in decisions that affect their lives. He has created Dotmocracy - a tool that enables majority opinions to float to the surface without conflict. He is friendly and personable and would be a great asset to your organization's community engagement team.”
Founder and CEO, Lura Consulting
"I had the pleasure of working with Jason Diceman on multi-stakeholder consultation regarding Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market. Jason’s use of advanced Dotmocracy was particularly useful for avoiding conflict at a large public meeting and for generating a great number of ideas in a short period of time. His facilitation and skill in working with the public was excellent and the meeting was highly productive. I would be pleased to recommend him as a facilitator or public engagement consultant."
Senior Public Consultation Coordinator, Public Consultation Unit, City of Toronto
"Jason Diceman played an important role at certain points in the Public Engagement Project, helping us to select and implement public engagement software and hardware. Most specifically, he helped us pilot the use of hand-held survey devices and software in real-time settings for instant polling and reporting of audience opinions."
Project Manager Public Engagement Project, Centre for Global Health Innovation, Toronto General Hospital
"We were so thrilled to have Jason facilitate a consensus decision making workshop for our community. Jason's expertise and professionalism are combined with a genuine warmth and passion to help give organizations important skills for becoming more democratic and efficient. Jason was engaging, funny, warm and organized. His workshop fit the needs of our organization perfectly and his ability to bring passion, energy to his work and simultaneously stay grounded is very impressive. I highly recommend hiring Jason Diceman for your organization."
Co-chair, The Grove Community School
"Jason is a wonderful resource on facilitation techniques for group decision-making. I've been impressed for years by his commitment to dialogue and deliberation, and have referred many colleagues to his Dotmocracy tools."
President, RealWorld Systems
"The Centre for Social Innovation was extremely excited to partner with Jason Diceman to present his introduction to Dotmocracy. The event generated a lot of interest among our audience and was one of the best attended and most highly rated workshops we've held. Jason delivered the workshop with expertise and good humour, encouraging the group to work together in real time using the Dotmocracy process. This was the perfect strategy for explaining the process and encouraging all participants to delve deeply into this unique and promising facilitation technique. Dotmocracy is an excellent way to make decisions within a large group, facilitating equal contributions among all participants and ensuring that the final results are truly reflective of the group."
Program Manager, Centre for Social Innovation
"I was really impressed by Jason's facilitation skills throughout his workshop. I thought that he was really good at reading the energy in the room and keeping it up when needed. What struck me was the ease with which common ground could be identified with such simplicity (and places of tension, for that matter). I was a little worried that it would not be an engaging process because there wasn't as much discussion as usual, but I felt engaged, listened to, and invigorated by how much was accomplished."
Communications & Research Officer, Developing Human Resources in the Voluntary Sector
"I've been Dotmocracized twice and loved every minute! An excellent energizing way to bring interactive brainstorming to a whole new level. A process that gets EVERYONE involved! One of the things that I appreciated the most about Jason's facilitation technique is his "energizing style" and his ability to be inclusive of everyone."
Executive Director, WomenSpace
"I am very appreciative of how user friendly you made the [web] training and of course the time you took to explain everything in non-techy terms."
Beth De Long
Executive Director, Pillar - Voluntary Sector Network
Quotes from Peers
"Jason is an up and coming large-group deliberation consultant and facilitator who demonstrates innovative approaches, diverse insight and sensible implementation in a variety of environments. I look forward to following his career in Canada and beyond."
Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation
"Jason Diceman is a dedicated and skilled practitioner who excels in creating opportunities for people to reach understanding and agreement on complex and challenging issues. I highly recommend him for any such undertaking."
Dr. Joanna Ashworth
Director, Dialogue Programs, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
"Jason Diceman is a promising civic entrepreneur who has developed new democratic governance strategies as close to home as Toronto and as far way as Venezuela. This breadth of experiences, combined with his natural curiosity and commitment, make him an effective and enjoyable person to work with. He is particularly innovative in his thinking about ways to combine different media for engagement - online tools, video, face-to-face meetings - and ways to help groups of people make decisions (such as his dotmocracy voting process) on the basis of their deliberations."
Executive Director, Deliberative Democracy Consortium, Washington, DC.
Author of The Next Form of Democracy
"Jason is an innovator. He brings a combination of expertise, enthusiasm and excitement to his work."
Senior Partner, The Deliberation Network
“I've met Jason a few times at conferences and found him energetic, committed to participation, eager to help, respectful, and determined to have a positive influence on the world. I've asked him questions about online discussion and dialogue tools and techniques and he seems to have a LOT of insight to share, with subtle understandings about how to match tools to the needs of the group. It's nice to meet a consultant who blends passion with such subtlety of insight.”
Facilitator and ToP Trainer, ICA Associates Inc.
"A definite asset to any engagement team."
Co-Chair, Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2)
"Jason is a firm believer in the power of dialogue and deliberation and, more importantly, he is among those who walk the talk - his willingness to share his Dotmocracy tool with everyone is just one example of both his commitment to public participation and his ability to make a valuable contribution to this field."
Partner, Ascentum Inc.
"I have found Jason's insight on public engagement to be very useful."
Jose Reyes, ACP, MCIP
Policy and Land Use Supervisor, Rocky View Municipal District, Albert, Canada