Engaging Your Whole Community:Principles and Practice to Influence Policy

A webinar with AmericaSpeaks, a leading US nonprofit which uses broad-based outreach strategies to build community engagement.

AmericaSpeaks, a leading US nonprofit focused on citizen engagement, deliberation, and participation in government decision-making, incorporates broad-based outreach strategies into all of its work. Using low-cost, online and face-to-face public engagement strategies, successful engagement initiatives bring together diverse participant groups to represent the broader community interests. Learn how to build community engagement around library-led initiatives such as digital inclusion and gain facilitation skills to help build healthy, prosperous and cohesive communities. Presenters will provide examples from their own work and from that of other leading civic engagement practitioners to illustrate the most effective tactics for reaching those who often do not participate because of limited access to and familiarity with new technologies.

WebJunction webinars are live audiovisual programs that are conducted online via WebEx web conferencing. Anyone who has an Internet connection and access to a telephone or VoIP connection can participate. These free events allow you to meet and learn from library leaders and fellow library practitioners.

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