When People Care Enough to Act
Creating Community Engagement
Madison Public Library
201 West Mifflin Street
Monday, 5 Oct 2015, 11:00AM
Too often we hear about people and communities that are not "engaged." What does that mean and how can we fix it? This pre-conference session will explore ways to learn about the gifts and talents that people bring (asset mapping) and how to encourage them to apply their gifts to your organization.
Explore and engage with a new way of thinking about what motivates people, starting with a focus on their gifts and talents. A high level of user engagement is part of this workshop, as you discuss, share, and work with each.
- Tips for Working with Neighborhoods, by Dan Duncan: http://www.abcdinstitute.org/toolkit/ - handout used in workshop
- When People Care Enough to Act, by Mike Green http://www.mike-green.org - many handouts and resources.
- The Abundant Community, with John McKnight and Peter Block: http://www.abundantcommunity.com - many stories about community engagement. Also free monthly audio conferences
- What’s the Buzz about Community Engagement: http://coalitionswork.com/whats-the-buzz-about-community-engagement/ - blog about community engagement
- What Is Community Engagement, Exactly: http://bangthetable.com/what-is-community-engagement/ - blog about community engagement
- World Café: http://www.theworldcafe.com - valuable resource for holding community conversations.