Event Details

Community Engagement: Technologies for Change

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Lisa Attygalle, Director of Engagement
Red Deer, Alberta

To make real and lasting change we need to engage the community – to deeply listen to their stories, to ask for ideas, to leverage the passion and commitment of citizens, and empower the community to lead. It is essential that we stop asking for input and realize that the most successful work in community is driven by the community.

This workshop will examine Community Engagement theory and practice and highlight the multitude of ways that technology can be used to enhance your community engagement efforts. Dive deeper into cutting edge methodologies and technologies that enable the brainstorming of ideas, voting, surveying, and community decision making, and challenge yourself to go deeper in your community engagement efforts.

This workshop is for people who have a deep interest in Community Engagement, are curious about technology, and want to expand their understanding and improve their engagement practices.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the evolution of Community Engagement practices and explore the latest techniques
  • Re-frame the way you think about engaging your key audiences
  • Learn strategies for social media, email marketing, and constituent loyalty
  • See how technology can enhance your community engagement efforts
  • Get exposure to the latest technologies including Place Speak, TownHall Social and Ethelo Decisions and see how they're being used
  • Be inspired by practical examples and case studies from both the non-profit and private sector
  • Learn methods to deepen levels of engagement at each stage of your work

CostRecognizing that our collective impact is greater when we lead together, Tamarack has developed a payment structure that offers subsidies to groups of colleagues who attend together.

The registration rates (in Canadian dollars) are as follows:

$159 per person for three or more colleagues from the same collaborative attending together

$179 per person for two people from the same collaborative attending together

$199 for single registration

The registration cost includes a copy of Community Conversations, a warm lunch and snacks at two breaks through the day.

Register for the Workshop