April 25 & 26, 2022
12:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern
Learn to cultivate informed and thoughtful public discussion in this age of polarized debate. This course introduces engagement methods used for policy issues around the globe: Citizens Assemblies, Deliberative Polling, and the 21st Century Town meeting. In each method, people from different walks of life are convened to learn about an important topic, deliberate on options for action, make proposals to governments and leaders, and generate ideas for change. You will explore, and apply to your own work, key ingredients of these processes, including developing discussion content and questions, as well as outreach strategies to involve large numbers of diverse participants.
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Trainer: Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A.
Susanna Haas Lyons, M.A. is a civic engagement specialist. She designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings, and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision-makers. Bridging online and face-to-face methods, she has worked for almost 20-years on large and complex citizen and stakeholder engagement projects across North America. Susanna teaches public participation skills for government, at post-secondary institutions and for professional learners. She is also a judge for Canada’s International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) annual awards that recognize excellence and innovation in public participation. susannahaaslyons.com
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