Planning for Engagement

Effective civic engagement requires good planning to determine who should participate and how. In this course, you will explore how dialogue can be incorporated into planning so as to deepen understanding of issues and choices. Emphasis will be placed on designing inclusive planning processes that encourage participants to express goals freely, appraise facts carefully, generate ideas creatively, and assess options dispassionately. Such processes help people find courses of action that build community and serve the public interest.

We’ll identify conceptual foundations of process models that have the potential to enhance practice, including the practicum you undertake in this program.

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

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

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 2 Parker Johnson $540.00 9 Register

What will I learn?

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

  • Understand theories of participatory and effective process
  • Identify steps in the planning process and tools for each step
  • Identify key concepts for analyzing dialogue and civic engagement processes
  • Participate effectively in the design, implementation and appraisal of dialogue and civic engagement processes
  • Challenge assumptions about the engagement process
  • Apply collaborative and inclusive frameworks and approaches for dialogue and civic engagement

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 how dialogue and engagement can help mediate public issues. We strongly recommend some background understanding of 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.

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