Too often strategic planning happens in a vacuum, visions casted, 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 its full potential. Community engagement, though at times 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. Learn strategies for engaging community stakeholders while balancing organizational/group needs (ie. strategy, mission, resources). Explore ways to leverage your leadership to build a collaborative and sound planning process.
Who Should Attend?
Professionals responsible for managing a team or leading a group
What The Training Will Cover
The pros and cons of community-engaged planning and ways to mitigate cons
Steps to community-engaged planning from gaining input to building consensus
Participatory opportunities that allow for different types of community engagement in planning
Community input methods: surveys, interviews, documents, listening sessions
Best practices for communication with diverse stakeholders
Framework for leading organizations and people with influence and agility
Embracing diversity and working through differences in experience and culture
How to handle change management and group dynamics
Building out participatory experiences that are mindful of cultural and other differences
Tips for building out surveys, interviews, and focus groups that safely engage the community
All workshops are live & recorded. Registrants receive slides & recordings. It is best to attend live. If you miss the workshop, you can watch the recordings and reach out to the instructor with any questions.
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We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
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.