2019 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Large Scale Engagement Techniques

  • February 27, 2019
  • (PST)
  • Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758
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  • For members of AICP registering on or before December 14, 2018.

This course examines three popular methods for large-scale, dialogue-based public participation on public policy issues: the 21st-Century Town Hall, Deliberative Polling, and Citizen Juries. Each process helps participants learn about an issue, create space for in-depth deliberation and generate detailed feedback on public policy options. Participants will also explore central ingredients of large scale processes, including developing discussion content and questions, as well as outreach to involve large numbers of participants.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this two-day course, participants will:

  • Understand the distinctions and complementary qualities of dialogue and deliberation
  • Identify suitable uses of large-scale public participation methods
  • Understand the theory and practice of 21st Century Town Hall, Deliberative Polling and Citizens’ Juries
  • Understand basic framework for planning a large-scale engagement project
  • Apply aspects of these large-scale public involvement methods to your own work

Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons

Susanna Haas LyonsSusanna Haas Lyons, M.A., is a civic engagement specialist. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for over 15-years on large and complex engagement projects across North America. Susanna designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between decision-makers and those most impacted by the issue. Susanna is a judge for IAP2 Canada’s annual Core Values Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in public participation.susannahaaslyons.com.

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