Online 2 Day Course: Engaging Immigrants and Other Under-Served Communities in Public Engagement

  • October 01, 2020
  • (EDT)
  • October 09, 2020
  • (EDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • October 01, 2020, 1:00 PM 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • October 09, 2020, 1:00 PM 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • Online
  • 23


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This course will invite practitioners to reflect on their own experiences as both participants and facilitators of public participation processes to explore inclusive public participation strategies and practices that engage traditionally under-served groups with an emphasis on ethnic minorities and immigrant populations. The course will equip participants on tools and strategies to:

  • Understand who is in their community and issues that matter to traditionally marginalized communities
  • Determine assets of community members to ensure effective inclusive engagement
  • Design public engagement efforts to support inclusive public participation
  • Build relationships and trust to sustain the impact of public participation efforts

Join us for an interactive session, where you can fill your toolbox with some new, innovative and effective public engagement techniques that will help you host better, powerful conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum positive change   

Cost: $265 member, $355 nonmember $175 student


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Mahvash Hassan facilitates multi-sector collaboration in support of inclusive communities. Her clients include: local governments, nonprofits, UN agencies and philanthropy. At the Institute for Local Government she developed resources on engaging immigrant communities and was a co-trainer for the TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab. Her consulting projects include: coordinating a Muslim and South Asian civic engagement collaborative, design and facilitation of large-scale public engagement workshops and small-group dialogues on race and ethnicity. Mahvash is chair of the Board of Directors for Welcoming America, and holds a M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College.

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