Long Post Notice
I offer my company’s Process Triaging Service to any Jurisdiction seeking to establish and sustain a best practice for hosting satisfying Constitutionally peaceable assemblies for all stakeholders in such events. The fee for this facilitated triage service is reimbursement of travel related expenses (refundable coach-class air, Marriott Courtyard-class lodging, rental car, etc.) for the first five (5) jurisdictions that request the triage workshop.
I need the jurisdictional Executive Sponsor to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, first come, first served.
The offer consists of a facilitated a 1-Day Process Triage Workshop (Agenda HERE) for the requesting Jurisdiction Executive Sponsor. It requires the participation of the jurisdiction’s Go-To experts who know all the stakeholder tasks — what you have to actually DO to deliver a satisfying assembly.
My company has experience in triaging public sector core processes, such as the Medicaid Enrollment Process and the processes within a Department of Motor Vehicles. I don’t have many government executives in my contacts list or Linked-In network. Please forward this to any public sector executives you think would be interested. Thanks.
The violent protests related to the monuments that earlier generations mounted, and other ‘anti-Free Speech’ counter-protests have offended me in a purely violation-of-our-constitution manner. While I personally abhor the speech of some participants (such as white supremacists) the lack of enforcement of our constitutionally sacred right to peaceably assemble, by allowing blue-shirt thugs to violently counter-protest, disgusts me more. I was potty-trained as a junior officer in the Army Rangers to Lead the Way! I seek to lead a solution to this nonsense and not merely complain, sit on my arse, and cower before jack-booted, face-hiding, thug-enabling political correctness. Our Constitution is color blind and abhors identity politics! We are a nation of individuals, secured in our rights to Life, Liberty, and the (constitutionally legal) pursuit of happiness. And I’m friggin’ UNHAPPY!
THE TRIAGE WORKSHOP DELIVERABLE
- A Peaceable Assembly Process Map suitable for training, triaging, and continuous process improvement.
- A Prioritized List of bottoms-up, Go-To expert process improvement proposals that, if implemented, deliver the desired Constitutionally protected peaceable assembly within the jurisdiction.
- A ‘Peaceable Assembly Management Team” who are more situationally aware and each other and have each other’s back to ensure peaceable assemblies are consistently delivered.
- A case study for all triage participants to present to future teams to demonstrate the participant’s ability to lead world-class team-driven issue processing and continuous improvement.
WHO ARE WE AND WHY ARE WE QUALIFIED TO HELP?
ProcessTriage® (PT) is a consultancy focused on developing a team’s issue processing skills, primarily in teams who do an organization’s marketing, selling, fulfilling, and accounting (cash management) within its core process. The core process we seek to improve is the 1st Amendment Peaceable Assembly Process, from Assembly Desired, to Post-Assembly Results Reported. Based on the hysteria and violence related to recent protests (Constitutionally protected assemblies), there is a LOT of process pain!
PT is built around coaching the ProcessTriage® Protocol, a fast and effective procedure to treat a business process’s Pain Points. This issue processing is called triaging – to examine a pain point, verify its relevance, sort it to type of solution, size its level of effort, then assign its priority for completion.
I’ve personally led over 1,000 team triaging workshops, with experience in about every type of industry or organization that creates something someone else needs — commercial, non-profit, public and private sector, start-up to Fortune® 500.
OPTIONAL READING: MY WORKING NOTES I’M BRINGING TO THE TRIAGE
It all begins with a process. A process happens when a multitude of tasks are required to create something of value and these tasks require different and specialized skills – different people, tools, or technologies. A process requires a team to run competently and efficiently. The valuable thing we are constitutionally protected to possess is the Right to Peaceably Assemble:
Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The PEACEABLE ASSEMBLY PROCESS (Print this post and download the Case Study map below)
A Peaceable Assembly, at some size, frequency and location is complex enough to require a process – ask any event planner. For purposes of this case study, we’ll keep the process simple with two sub-processes: Assembly Planning and the Assembly Event Management from the Assembly Event Sponsor’s view (click on the picture below for PDF download).
The 1st Amendment Peaceable Assembly Process (Sponsor’s View) SELECT to DOWNLOAD PDF. Includes an explanation of the Action-Result Mapping Style and narrative walk-through.
UPDATE: A YouTube is now posted, providing my voice-over narrative.
Assembly Planning: The Jurisdiction Having Authority (JHA) has published Assembly Permit Requirements to plan and coordinate the resources for providing security, safety, and sanitation for the assembly. As this Constitutional Right allows for peaceable assembly, the JHA may request law enforcement presence to maintain the peace, including detaining individuals who demonstrate illegal conduct (which does not include speech).
The Sponsor (Action #10) determines the assembly’s scope, such as the date, time, number of participants, location, free speech theme, and media / marketing requirements. If the proposed assembly requires a permit (JHA published), the Sponsor requests a permit (Action #20). If a permit is not needed, the Sponsor publishes the assembly notice (Action #40). If a permit was required, the JHA evaluates the request (Action #30) and grants or denies the permit request according to the published assembly criteria. Participants will R.S.V.P. the Sponsor if desired (Action #50). Assembly Planning concludes when the Assembly Plan is completed by the Sponsor and JHA.
Assembly Event Management: On some date prior to the Assembly Event (sub-process start), the Sponsor stages the assembly event (Action #210), including sanitation facilities, stages, route guides, etc.). Law Enforcement stages safety and security measures if required (Action #220) and the media stages their resources if interested (Action #215).
The assembly is held (Action #230 after it is staged (Results #210, #215, #220 are complete). At the same time, if needed, Law Enforcement provides participant safety and security (enforces the Rule of Law), and, if interested, the Media observe the assembly. If a participant violates the 1st Amendment by acting in an illegally non-peaceful manner, Law Enforcement may detain the individual(s) and initiate an appropriate, due process rule-of-law process (Action #275).
After the assembly event is held the Sponsor completes post-assembly tasks (Action #240), such as site clean-up. Law Enforcement completes their post-event tasks (Action #250) and the Media publishes / broadcasts their coverage.
After Law Enforcement (if present) completes their safety and security tasks (Action #250) the Sponsor completes their assembly closure actions (Action #260) and reports the results (Action #270) as the choose.
The Process Capability Goal.
A Process Capability Goal is a statement of how well a process must perform, in measurable terms, that if sustained over many cycles (assembly events), meets our strategic objectives. In no particular order:
The Peaceable Assembly Sub-Process must be capable of:
- Submitting a permit request that meets JHA-satisfying criteria on the first submission, allowing for occasional cosmetic corrections.
- Evaluating, and granting or denying a permit request in a courteous, efficient, Sponsor-friendly manner.
- Effectively announcing the assembly notice to (1) invite potential participants and (2) make stakeholders and impacted individuals aware of inconveniences related to the assembly.
- Publishing an assembly plan that enables venue suppliers (e.g. sanitation), law enforcement, and the media to schedule appropriate resources to ensure all participants experience a peaceable, Constitutionally legal assembly.
The Assembly Event Management Sub-Process must be capable of:
- Ensuring the Constitutionally protected peaceable assembly is at all times peaceable, and restraining (minimum) or removing (maximum) non-peaceable participants.
- Delivering a satisfying participant experience within the enforcement of constitutionally protected peaceable behavior.
- Sufficient public safety, sanitation, and emergency medical support appropriate for the demographics and number of participants.
- Ensuring safe and efficient ingress to and egress from the assembly venue.
A Process Point of Pain is any recurring behavior or event that inhibits the process’s Capability Goal. A pain point is always a measurement (factual, measurable, empirical evidence) and not a resource constraint. We need to triage these pain points into sized and prioritized solutions.
The Role of Law Enforcement (Stakeholder)
Our Constitution prohibits the Government from abridging the freedom to assemble peaceably. A defense of and enforcement of this right obligates the Government to take whatever means necessary to secure this right, by use of deadly force if justified (worst case). Of course, any use of force is subject to the courts for review to insure its exercise was merited. This use of force shall not be directed at the peaceable, legally behaving participant.
The defense of this right of speech and peaceable assembly does not assert the Government agrees or disagrees with the content of such speech or assembly, however repugnant or virtuous it may be; it is enforcing the right to peaceable assembly and free speech only. The Government is not choosing sides.
We are a people who are governed by the Rule of Law, and we settle our political differences by debate, by vote, and by free election of representatives who, by majority, decide the Rules of our Law, always in harmony with our Constitution. It’s color blind. It’s identity-politics free. It’s the most masterful social contract in the history of civilization. And it works every time we enforce it.
The Role of the Press (Stakeholder)
The Press is a Participant in the peaceable assembly. Its presence and speech are equality protected. At the same time, the Press is obliged to maintain constitutionally protected peaceable behavior; to observe; to not participate or incite non-peaceable behavior.
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