Dialogue and Civic Engagement

Engage with your stakeholders and reach your shared goals

Courses qualify as PIBC CPL units.

Become a powerful catalyst for meaningful social and organizational change. Our professional dialogue and civic engagement courses and part-time program can help you build the skills to design and implement engagement strategies that deepen a shared understanding of the issues at hand, are more responsive and accountable to participants and stakeholders, and ultimately build more support for outcomes.

  • Learn key concepts through a combination of theory and practice
  • Study with a professional network of peers who work in diverse contexts
  • Receive mentorship, support and feedback from instructors who are experienced practitioners
  • Design and implement your own engagement project through the program practicum




1–3 days/course

$375–$700 /course

Take our short and intensive courses one at a time to suit your schedule.

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Location update: In-person courses have been moved to online-supported delivery through December 31, 2021.

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Part-Time Certificate Program


10 courses + practicum


Finish in 8 months


Our Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate program includes a hands-on practicum woven throughout the program. You’ll apply your learning by designing and implementing an engagement project of your choosing.

You'll learn to:

  • Design and implement effective public engagement strategies where people feel valued, connected to the process and invested in the outcomes
  • Integrate principles and techniques to bring about positive outcomes on key issues
  • Identify and ask powerful questions that lead to meaningful dialogue
  • Understand issues and create solutions that improve policies, programs and services

Is this program for you?

Our program is for professionals who are tasked with engaging others, working in any sector, including:

  • Non-government organizations
  • Indigenous organizations
  • Community-based organizations
  • Labour unions
  • Health agencies
  • Government

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