3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Time
The wisdom and perspectives of community members are essential in finding effective solutions to the community's most complex issues. These “context experts” have insights that challenge the assumptions of those designing and delivering programs and services. They also can make unique contributions to the development of effective solutions.
Join Capire Consulting's Amy Hubbard, who will provide an overview of some of the tools and practices used by Capire to promote inclusive engagement, which she defines as providing “people with opportunities to participate by reducing barriers, creating connections and engaging in meaningful and supportive ways.” This includes: introducing Capire’s Triangle of Engagement - a tool to clarify the desired outcomes of engagement; exploring the six phases in developing an authentic Community Engagement strategy; and, insights in overcoming the barriers that can undermine authentic Community Engagement efforts.
Amy Hubbard is a principal and co-founder of Capire Consulting Group, an Australian based firm that specializes in developing socially inclusive engagement strategies. She has worked extensively with state and local governments on significant infrastructure, urban renewal and public policy projects and is recognized for her capacity to effectively engage “hard-to-reach” groups.
Sylvia Cheuy is a Consulting Director of the Tamarack Institute’s Collective Impact Idea Area and also supports Tamarack’s Community Engagement Idea Area. She is passionate about community change and what becomes possible when residents and various sector leaders share an aspirational vision for their future. Sylvia believes that when the assets of residents and community are recognized and connected they become powerful drivers of community change. Sylvia is an internationally recognized community-builder and trainer. Over the past five years, much of Sylvia’s work has focused on building awareness and capacity in the areas of Collective Impact and Community Engagement throughout North America.