Engagement—Run Better Community Meetings

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Engagement—Run Better Community Meetings

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Learn the structure and process for getting the best out of public engagement processes.

This Tactical Learning workshop will give you the tools to engage your community in a two-way, focused and productive conversation. As an alternative to town halls, these techniques welcome diverse perspectives, encourage input, and leave participants feeling engaged, respected and heard. 

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Register for Feb 17th, 2016 at 11:00am - 1:00pm

Run Better Community Meetings is part of our Tactical Learning series of hands-on experiential workshops.

Overlap helps make things matter. Using our unique approach to learning, you gain practical tools and techniques that you can use immediately when you get back to work. Bring your lunch and learn something new.


Engagement—Run Better Community Meetings

Learn the structure and process for getting the best out of public engagement processes.

Getting community members and leaders on-side is critical to making progress on initiatives that benefit or involve the community. Being clear on the problem and vision for the future is key, but facilitating a productive conversation where listening and understanding are valued will make the most of diverse voices and move your project forward. Learn techniques for  encouraging participation instead of just information sharing.

This Tactical Learning workshop will give you the tools to engage your community in a two-way, focused and productive conversation. As an alternative to town halls, these techniques welcome diverse perspectives, encourage input, and leave participants feeling engaged, respected and heard. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Tactical Learning workshop you will know how to:

  • Encourage valuable participation and input from your community
  • Introduce an alternative format to the typical town hall
  • Help community members and leaders feel heard and respected, and buy into community initiatives 
  • Identify new areas of focus in a tough problem
  • Effectively use stakeholder and colleague time
  • Use visual techniques to promote better understanding and create clarity
  • Facilitate a group discussion using the tools

Who

Anyone who works on projects for and/or with the community. Particularly those who value the perspectives and buy-in of the larger community. 

What

A hands-on practical learning experience with tools and worksheets, as well as facilitation notes and guides for individual and group work. You will work with fellow participants to learn together using practical tools and techniques that you can bring back to work the very same day.

Why

  • Learn from the leading design thinking company in Canada
  • Experience Overlap's unique approach to practical learning
  • Experiment with tools and techniques in a safe space
  • Collaborate in experiential learning with diverse participants and expand your network
  • Understand how these tools are applied to real problems across Canada
  • Grow your professional network

How

Learn about and apply new tools and methods by collaborating in teams with the guidance of an Overlap facilitator.


The complete list of Tactical Learning workshops includes:

  • Navigating Complex Problems
  • Defining a Problem—How to Start
  • Engagement—Run Better Community Meetings
  • Engagement—Ask Better Questions
  • Designing Alignment—Vision & Goal Setting
  • How to Get and Use Actionable Feedback
  • What is Design Thinking?

Over the last six months, Overlap has immersed our system in Design Thinking. They have used a variety of engagement methods to gather over 1,800 need statements from people based on their actual experiences. For the first time people with lived-experience, their family members, and service providers are coming together to build practical solutions to longstanding complex problems that are actually resulting achievable solutions. We are also seeing a new sense of hope in our community that was somewhat lost before. People are truly invested and excited about the process and about trying something different, an excitement that will ultimately save lives.
— Brooke Young, System Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

 

Contact

Beth Borody

If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Beth Borody. 

Email: beth@overlapassociates.com
Phone: 226 317 0305 x 275