Workshop: Public Engagement Strategy Lab

Looking for assistance with organizing and sustaining productive public engagement? Struggling to decide how to combine online and face-to-face engagement? Frustrated with the standard "2 minutes at the microphone" public meeting? Want to know about the latest tools and techniques? Need expert advice on bringing together a diverse critical mass of people? In concert with the Tisch College for Civic Life at Tufts University, Public Agenda is offering a one-day workshop designed to help you tackle these key democratic challenges.

Join the Public Engagement Strategy Lab!


Leaders looking to revamp or strengthen their engagement strategies, structures and tools


Thursday, June 23, 2016


9:30am - 4:30pm


Tufts University Medical School
145 Harrison Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02111


Early Bird $275 (by May 15, 2016)
Regular $350 (after May 15, 2016)
Student $75
Frontiers of Democracy Attendee $160 (must be registered with Frontiers of Democracy conference)

Registration Deadline:

Required by June 16, 2016, pending availability

Contact: or call Mattie at 212-686-6610 ext.137

Space is limited. Register today!

During the workshop, Public Agenda trainers Matt Leighninger and Nicole Hewitt 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,
  • develop practical skills for planning for stronger engagement infrastructure; and
  • demonstrate a mix of small group and large group discussions, interactive exercises, case studies and practical exercises.

This Strategy Lab is hosted by Tisch College, Tufts University as a preconference session for Frontiers of Democracy 2016. Participants in the Public Engagement Strategy Lab have the option of staying for the Frontiers of Democracy Conference. To register for the conference, click here.

The Public Engagement Strategy Lab will provide you with the tools and resources you need to authentically engage stakeholders in thoughtful, democratic processes. No more public forums and community meetings that lack impact. Move your public engagement planning forward with approaches based on the ideas and examples found in Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).

To register, follow this link. We hope to see you there!

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