DLOG700

Dialogue and Engagement: Principles and Concepts

This course provides the conceptual foundation for the certificate. You will learn key frameworks for understanding the nature and core elements of dialogue and civic engagement, the power dynamics involved in engagement, and how to choose the right dialogue process for different issues and contexts.

We will also discuss different outcomes of dialogic civic engagement.

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 Joanna Ashworth $670.00 1 Register

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand key frameworks and definitions for public engagement and dialogue
  • Choose and apply appropriate frameworks to civic engagement contexts
  • Understand dialogic approaches to conflict
  • Understand the power dynamics of engagement
  • Analyse public engagement opportunities
  • Use dialogue and civic engagement more effectively in your work

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 principles and concepts of dialogue and civic engagement. It is suitable for learners who do not have previous experience of dialogue and civic or community engagement.

How will I be evaluated?

You will receive an in-class assignment, guidance, and feedback.

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Hear from the instructor

“When you start to listen to people deeply, when you don't rush in with your own views and you’re willing to suspend your certainty about a situation and really hear people out, you’ll find that incredible, magical things do happen.” —Joanna Ashworth

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