|Date||Dec 7, 2021 08:30 AM – 03:15 PM|
|Location||Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.
This class will take place in-person only if it is in full compliance with public health directives. Participants will be notified in advance if class will meet virtually.
|Deliberation, dialogue and public engagement flyer|
Build relationships with the public and engage them in decision making
Public participation is a cornerstone of democracy, and yet engaging the public can be risky business. One bad experience can produce a career-lasting wariness of public engagement. This session is designed to help you determine when and how to engage the public so that it is a satisfying and informing process for everyone involved. We’ll explore the different intentions of public education, public hearings, dialogue and deliberation processes. This interactive session will have plenty of practice time, allowing you to build on your own diagnosis and facilitation skills.
By the end of this class, you should be able to:
Instructor: Annie Jones is a Professor, Organization Development and Tribal Nations Specialist with the UW-Madison, Division of Extension. She brings over two decades of experience with working with local governments and organizations to engage the public in visioning and participation processes.