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.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*If you require Closed Captioning in order to attend this webinar, please contact Jennifer Peterson by August 31 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional details and registration information visit: OCLC: Engaging Your Whole Community: Principles and Practice to Influence Policy