DLOG701

Practice of Engagement

What are the steps in designing, implementing, and learning from an effective citizen engagement process? What has to be considered by elected officials, bureaucrats, activists, community associations, grassroots groups, Crown Corporations, and other groups who want to engage?

This course covers the entire design process, with a focus on action and change. You will learn engagement methods and how to match the method to a particular context.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Course seats are reserved for students in the Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate until approximately six weeks before the program start date. You can apply to the program, or take this course individually by clicking Register or Join Waitlist below.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 3 Vince Verlaan $670.00 3 Register

What will I learn?

You will learn the following:

  • Principles and theory of dialogue and engagement
  • How to apply dialogic principles in institutional and social contexts
  • How to match the best method to the context at hand
  • How to implement proven engagements methods
  • How to match method to context
  • Strategies for ensuring that organizations embed and maintain civic engagement values and practices over the long term

How will I learn?

  • Lectures
  • Class discussions and exercises
  • In-class assignments
  • Recommended reading

Who should take this course?

This course is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the design, implementation and practice of civic engagement. We strongly recommend some background with dialogue and civic engagement.

How will I be evaluated?

We will evaluate you based on your class participation and in-class assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Hear from the instructor

"There is a huge confusion about what is expected when people come together in rooms or in meeting halls, and it's all about voice." — Vince Verlaan

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