May 4, 2021

9:00 am - 10:00 am PT | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET


Too often strategic planning happens in a vacuum, visions cast, momentum built, plans written - yet the people directly impacted by the plan (clients, donors, staff, volunteers, community) are left out. This process has led to plans that have failed to meet their full potential. Community engagement, though unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal. You’ll see that when done well, a snowball effect happens, where the impossible becomes possible.


For 20 years, Leadership Savvy founder, Julie Ha Truong, has supported thousands of leaders in achieving real, meaningful change. Previously she led a complex public-private partnership that transformed a school district that greatly improved academic and health, and included the establishment of multiple clinics, a child care center, and youth recreation center. In her early years, Ms. Truong built an award-winning Capacity Building Program, strengthening organizations through collaborations, training, and grant-making. Julie's engaging approach makes her a welcome strategist, trainer, facilitator, and coach. She holds a Masters of Public Policy in Management and Leadership, is a CNM Certified Coach, teaches at AJU's MBA program, and speaks a second language: Mandarin Chinese.

Who Should Attend?

Nonprofit professionals interest in learning about community engagement and building strategic plans

What The Training Will Cover

  • Best practices in community engagement in planning

  • Participatory planning methods: surveys, interviews, documents, group sessions

  • Managing people because working with people can be messy

  • Examples and lessons from the field: dos and don’ts

  • Tips for building upon the momentum of community involvement



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Additional Information

This workshop is recorded. It is best to attend live but if you miss the live workshop, you can watch the recordings and then reach out to the instructor with any follow up questions. After the conference, attendees will receive recordings and materials from the workshop.

Looking to register 3+ people? Email us at program@nonprofitlearninglab.org to receive $5 off per registration!

Please Note: We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate. 

Nonprofit Learning Lab

Have a question? 

Phone Number: 303-549-2764


303 South Broadway Ste 200467

Denver, CO 80209

We offer CAE & CFRE credits 

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