CREATIVE WORKS CONFERENCE - May 10, 2019
Shaping the future of the Creative Communities

Engaging your Communities

 

ENGAGING YOUR COMMUNITIES

SESSION B - WORKSHOP
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room: TBC

Engaging your communities in a respectful and fruitful way reinforces every aspect of organizational performance – building relationships with partners, increasing awareness, and forging opportunities for collaboration. Through this workshop, learn how to ensure that your diverse stakeholders have meaningful opportunities to participate in the conversations you are creating. Learn how to overcome common pitfalls of focus groups and surveys, and how to ask the hard questions and tease out the truth.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Design engagement plans to maximize participation and build relationships

  • Map stakeholders and plan the best type of engagement for each

  • Keep it positive (yet real): creating space for respectful disagreement

  • Navigate focus groups, interviews, and surveys with confidence

  • Use third parties to conduct engagement (and why to consider doing this)

  • Continue the conversation: reporting results

Presenter:
Laura Gaughan, Senior Associate, Laridae