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Tailoring Civic Engagement Methods to Serve a Changing World: A Hands-On Workshop

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    Tailoring Civic Engagement Methods to Serve a Changing World: A Hands-On Workshop Tailoring Civic Engagement Methods to Serve a Changing World: A Hands-On Workshop Presentation Transcript

    • Tailoring Civic Engagement Methodsto Serve a Changing World:A Hands-On WorkshopThursday, September 20, 2012SNEAPA session C4, 1:45-3:15pm
    • Who We AreRuth Fitzgerald, AICPFitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.Hartford, CTDaphne Politis, AICPCommunity CircleLexington, MAJill Barrett, MSWFitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.Hartford, CTBill Schwartz, AICPthe Collaborative, Inc.Boston, MAEmily Torres-Cullinane,Metropolitan Area PlanningCouncil, Boston, MAJim Purdy, AICPthe Collaborative, Inc.Boston, MAManisha Bewtra, AICPMetropolitan Area PlanningCouncil, Boston, MAFrancisco Gomes, AICP, ASLAFitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.Hartford, CT
    • Agenda• Why Bother?• Tailoring Tips• Small Group Activity• Wrap Up• Evaluate Us!
    • Why bother?
    • Tailoring tips
    • Purpose: What are you trying to achieve?Level of engagement: How much do you need?Constraints: What are your resources?Stakeholders: Who will be affected?Messaging: How will you communicate?Setting the stage: How will you involve them?Tools and methods: Inform, engage, & activate!Break it down…
    • Purpose: What are you trying to achieve?
    • Level of engagement: How much do you need?
    • Constraints: What are your resources?
    • Stakeholders: Who will be affected?
    • Project partners
    • Usual suspects
    • Champions
    • Ambassadors
    • Go Beyond
    • Messaging: How will you communicate?
    • Setting the Stage: How will you involve them?
    • Be inclusive
    • Make it fun
    • Reach out in many ways
    • Tools and Methods: Inform, engage, activate!
    • Website and email list
    • Phone tree
    • Press coverage
    • Social media
    • Online survey
    • Storytelling
    • Role playing
    • Hands-on activities
    • Instant polling
    • Tailor, Tailor, Tailor
    • • Tailor your tools• Embrace technology• Be creative, have fun, try something new!• Inform, Engage, Activate!In summary…
    • Now it’s your turn!
    • • Go to the table with your assigned letter• Discuss four scenarios (different conditions foreach)• Getting ready for the big vote• The new demographics• A transformative development project• Overcoming apathy• Facilitators will provide details and report backSmall Group Activity (30 minutes)
    • Wrap-up and Evaluate!
    • 1. Milkshake2. Cabinet3. Frappe4. BatidoWhat do you call this?
    • 1. Yes, I learned a lot!2. I learned a couple new things.3. I only learned what different people calledblended beverages.4. No, but I drew some great doodles on myhandouts.Did you learn something new?
    • 1. Immediately!2. Eventually.3. Not likely.Will you use this information?
    • 1. Yes, I met more than 1 new person.2. Yes, I met 1 new person.3. No.Did you meet someone new who youwill keep in touch with?
    • 1. Strongly Agree2. Agree3. Neutral4. Disagree5. Strongly DisagreeThis event exceeded my expectations.
    • Thank you to all!… and now, one lucky winner willreceive a prize to help you tailor!