Building Connections: Engaging diverse communities to create change

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WISH Centre

177 King Street East

Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 3N1

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What will I learn?

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about the theory and practice behind engaging priority populations (e.g., rural youth, members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people experiencing poverty, etc.). Through a mix of presentations, interactive exercises, and reflection, participants will learn tangible ways that they can engage these populations in a safe, respectful, and effective manner. The workshop will cover:

  • An overview of types of engagement, ranging from informing to empowering, and when each type of engagement may be most appropriate

  • Principles and examples for engaging vulnerable populations – the theory behind how to do this work well

  • Tangible strategies for reaching hard-to-reach populations, including various forms of recruitment and alternatives to in-person meetings

  • Approaches for meaningful engagement once populations have been recruited – how to go beyond town hall meetings to authentically engage with these populations and leave them feeling respected and heard

Who Is This Workshop For?

This workshop is for those in the public or voluntary sector who:

  • Are seeking authentic ways of connecting with diverse populations in our community

  • Are interested in driving community change or a social good that has an impact on these populations

  • Leads or manages programs (including their development and ongoing implementation), organizations, or community engagement activities

About our Facilitator

Galen MacLusky is a Consulting Director of the Tamarack Institute’s Community Innovation Idea Area. He is passionate about working with community organizations to help build and scale new ideas that deepen their impact. An experienced design, innovation, and co-creation consultant, at the core of his work are approaches that help organizations engage with those who are impacted by their services and test new programs and services with minimal investment. Over the past five years, Galen has used these approaches to help Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations across North America reinvent the services and programs they provide. Galen is an experienced human-centred design coach and holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Design and Innovation from Northwestern University.


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WISH Centre

177 King Street East

Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 3N1

Canada

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