Larry Schooler

Director of Community Engagement and Consensus Building, Engaged Public

Larry Schooler, the Director of Community Engagement and Consensus Building, Engaged Public is an award-winning mediator, facilitator and public engagement consultant. Mr. Schooler created the first public engagement division for the city of Austin, Texas and has worked with public administrators around the world. Mr. Schooler served as president of the International Association for Public Participation and is a senior fellow at the National Civic League and the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin.

He holds a master’s degree in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale and is the author of a forthcoming book on the use of truth and reconciliation in North America as a public engagement strategy.

More from Larry Schooler

  • County News

    Town Hall Meetings Have Gone Out of Style

    Imagine taking a seat in a space that resembles a theater or a house of worship or a courtroom. Now imagine having a real conversation with anyone in that space — particularly the main speaker, standing quite far away from you, maybe even standing on a stage or sitting on a dais.