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 collaboratively develop appropriate action that builds community and serves diverse needs and interests with an eye towards justice and equity.
Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.
What you will learn
After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:
- Identify theories of a participatory and effective process
- Identify steps in the planning process and tools for each step
- Analyze key concepts for analyzing dialogue and civic engagement processes
- Participate effectively in the design, implementation and appraisal of dialogue and civic engagement processes in your context
- Challenge assumptions about the engagement process
- Apply collaborative and inclusive frameworks and approaches for dialogue and civic engagement
How you will learn and be evaluated
- Pre-readings and assignments
- Class discussions and exercises
- Recommended reading
You will be evaluated on:
- Class participation
No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.
For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.