Workshop: Public Engagement Strategy in Chicago

Who: Leaders looking to revamp or strengthen their engagement strategy
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CDT
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East – Room 602, 750 S. Halsted. St., Chicago, IL 60607
October 19, 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. -- Public Agenda workshop

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Looking for assistance with organizing and sustaining productive public engagement? Struggling to decide how to use online engagement tools? Frustrated with the standard “2 minutes at the microphone” public meeting? Need expert advice on bringing together a diverse critical mass of people?

Our Public Engagement team is leading a workshop on how you can hone an effective engagement strategy.


On October 19, Public Agenda’s Matt Leighninger and Nicole Cabral will:

  • Provide an overview of the strengths and limitations of public engagement today;
  • Help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of public engagement in your community;
  • Explore potential benefits of more sustained forms of participation;
  • Demonstrate a mix of small group and large group discussions, interactive exercises, case studies and practical application exercises
  • Develop skills for planning stronger engagement systems;
  • List existing community assets that can be instrumental for sustained engagement;
  • Anticipate common challenges to planning for stronger systems;
  • Develop an initial set of next steps to pursue.

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