Getting what you want
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Saturday, June 16 at 2:30 p.m.
- Location: Salon C-D
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
Learn strategies for getting stubborn government officials to hand over public records and data you need to enlighten the public. The panelists will discuss how to find records, craft effective request letters, overcome illegal denials and exorbitant copy fees, and apply psychological strategies,
such as principled negotiation, scarcity, authority, and ratcheting, to convince officials to say “Yes!”
Getting to Yes
LaFleur gives fantastic tips on how to get what you need through a FOI request. She even gives actual examples of being told no and how to turn that into a 'yes'.