Capacity Building & Professional Development

Civic Engage functions as a social enterprise, which means our surplus revenues are re-invested to support those working on the frontlines in dialogue and civic engagement. To stay up to date on future capacity building and professional development news and events, sign up for our newsletter.

We also highly encourage those searching for in-depth professional development to explore SFU's Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate Program

Highlights within our programming include:

Skillful Engagement is an event series in partnership with SFU Public Square and SFU Lifelong Learning for engagement practitioners. The series showcases innovative projects and speakers, provides a forum to share knowledge and challenges, and acts as a catalyst to inspire and support the growing engagement sector. This work reflects a shared understanding that improved engagement of communities, organizations and stakeholders leads to better decisions and stronger, more resilient outcomes. 

Stay tuned for more events in 2018!

Past events:

Working in partnership with local government organizations like Union of British Columbia Municipalities and Local Governmnet Leadership Academy, we facilitate peer-learning and capacity building on public engagement among elected officials and senior staff via webinars and conference workshops. This community of practice is designed to increase the capacity of local governments to integrate high quality public engagement into their decision-making processes.

Stay tuned for more events soon!

Past events include:

  • Bruce & Lis Welch Community Dialogue with Valerie Lemmie, Director of Exploratory Research, Kettering Foundation (December
  •  2017)
  • Six Questions to Shape Your Next Public Engagement Plan (Webinar: December 1, 2016)
  • From Conflict to Collaboration: Working through conflict in public engagement (Webinar: May 2016)
  • Beyond the Usual Suspects: How to reach diverse audiences in public engagement (Webinar: March 2016)