2020 SKILLS SYMPOSIUM: Designing for Diversity: Engaging Underrepresented Stakeholders

  • March 09, 2020
  • (PDT)
  • March 10, 2020
  • (PDT)
  • Hilton Sacramento Arden West - 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815
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As project stakeholders become increasingly diverse (in all ways), practitioners are challenged to design and implement robust and inclusive engagement processes that successfully and authentically engage all communities. Participants leave this highly-participatory and practical course with a deeper understanding of the “spectrum of diversity,” identifying and analyzing key stakeholders, skills and tools to design robust and inclusive engagement processes, guidance on how to develop a comprehensive and effective implementation plan using the right tools and techniques, and key learnings about rigorous P2 evaluation – plus a great cohort of colleagues to work with over time.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Appreciate the spectrum of diversity and understand the value and critical importance of bringing multiple perspectives forward to address complex community issues
  • Learn how to define clear engagement objectives for increasing and deepening diversity within public engagement efforts
  • Gain experience in rigorous stakeholder identification and analysis
  • Understand the essential art and science of engagement design, and how to translate that into effective and successful implementation
  • Develop ethical and effective approaches and techniques for supporting and engaging diverse participants
  • Explore under representation, how to recognize and explain it, and what to do to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard
  • Understand how to design and implement robust and participatory evaluation, and redesign as needed during implementation
  • Know how to translate new learning into successful and inclusive practice

Trainer: Anne R. Carroll

Anne R. CarrollAnne R. Carroll, Master of Planning in Public Affairs: Anne Carroll has been a consultant and trainer in stakeholder engagement and strategic planning for many years serving both public and nonprofit organizations. She focuses on designing and implementing inclusive and authentic engagement on important public issues, reaching out to and engaging diverse groups of people and perspectives, and tackling complex and multi-stakeholder environments. She served for 16 years as an elected member of the citywide St. Paul Board of Education, and serves as a board member or committee chair with IAP2 USA, IAP2 International, and the Midwest Chapter, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and E-Democracy.org. See more information at www.carrollfranck.com.

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