Registration Due Date: 12/31/20
Provider Organization: Tamarack Institute
About the Tamarack Institute
The Tamarack Institute develops and supports collaborative strategies that engage citizens and institutions to solve major community issues across Canada and beyond. Their belief is that when they are effective in strengthening community capacity to engage citizens, lead collaboratively, deepen community and reduce poverty, their work contributes to the building of peace and a more equitable society.
About the Opportunity
Join Tamarack’s Lisa Attygalle, Director of Community Engagement, in this new online course designed to build a foundation of knowledge and practice for your community engagement work. Through video lessons, case studies, readings, and activities, you’ll dig into the role of community, who should be engaged, community engagement techniques, how to overcome challenges, and how to evaluate your engagement activities.
This course is available to use at your own pace, but you’ll be learning alongside a diverse group of Tamarack Institute learners. Engage in comments and questions on the online platform, and join Lisa for monthly small group coaching to get more personalized feedback and insight.
The price for this course is $199 for a single registration. The registration rate includes access to the online course platform, the course workbook, and access to monthly small group coaching with Lisa Attygalle, your course instructor.
Since this is the Tamarack Institute’s first time offering this course, they are offering it at a special introductory price. They are excited to develop this with you and to hear your feedback after you complete the course!
Group rates are available – please contact Duncan for more information.
Foundations of Community Engagement is divided into six main lessons:
- Lesson One: The Role of Community
Before jumping into engagement techniques, this course will go over how the role of the community, and the relationship between community and those doing the engagement work.
Good community engagement outcomes require that you understand why you’re engaging – this course will cover various engagement goals or purposes, and how they change what techniques you should use.
This course will outline a wide variety of Community Engagement techniques and how to use them effectively.
This course will outline the various lenses you should be using to analyze who has been invited to your engagement, who should be involved, and what you can do about it.
This course will go over a selection of key challenges that most Community Engagement practitioners deal with, and how to approach those challenges efficiently, and from a posture of learning.
How can you tell if your engagement work has been effective? This course will teach you a few different approaches to evaluation, and equip you with practical tools for evaluating your engagement activities.