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From Informing to Empowering: An Introduction to Community Engagement Download as iCal file
Thursday 18 October 2012, 13:00 - 14:30

This webinar - the first in a series of four webinars on community engagement- provides an overview of community engagement theory and practice, and forms the foundation for three webinars to follow. This webinar provides an overview of: the community engagement continuum, from informing to empowering; principles of effective community engagement (transparency, inclusion and community responsiveness); uncovering local assets; shifting from centralized to shared community leadership; the role of the convening organization; and strategies and tools for community engagement. The webinar will also feature a guest speaker who will present a local success story. Participants can expect: increased awareness of community engagement theory, practice, tools and resources; increased awareness of strategies for engaging partners, specific populations and entire communities; and opportunities for participants to share successes, challenges and resources.

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Lorna McCue

Lorna has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing not-for-profit, community-based organizations and services. She has been the Executive Director of OHCC since September 2000, following four years as a Community Animator for the Southwest region of Ontario. She has a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a concentration in Community Development and Social Planning. Previous to working with OHCC, she was Executive Director of the London Community Resource Centre from 1992-1996 and Director of Support Services for Woodstock & District Developmental services from 1979-1992.

Jeff Kohl

Jeff has 20 years of experience as an adult educator, community animator and facilitator. He has supported a wide range of organizations, partnerships and networks at the local, regional and provincial levels to plan, deliver and evaluate healthy community initiatives, uncover local assets, engage local leaders, set strategic directions, evaluate programs, and monitor results. Jeff has a degree in environmental studies and is trained as a facilitator in Asset-based Community Development (ABCD), Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space and Transition Town processes.

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