Dialogue and Civic Engagement Program: Individual registration is now open

If you’re actively involved in community engagement and are looking for ways to enhance your practice, these courses will help you learn concepts, emerging best practices, and skills for creating effective, strength-based community engagement processes in your organization or community.

To see the full range for courses we’re offering this fall, please visit our online catalogue.

Selected Upcoming Courses

DLOG700: Dialogue and Engagement: Principles and Concepts

September 5 – 7, 2012
Facilitator: Joanna Ashworth

Why use dialogue and civic engagement? How can dialogue and engagement build relationships and make progress on a community or public issue? This course will teach you key frameworks for understanding the nature and core elements of dialogue and civic engagement, the power dynamics involved in engagement, and how to choose the right dialogue process for different issues and context

DLOG708: Shared Spaces: Dialogue and Engagement Between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal People
October 17 – 18, 2012
Facilitator: Rain Daniels

This course builds upon a general understanding of engagement practices and provides a specific exploration of relationship building between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal people. You will gain insight into and enhance practice related to the unique aspects of community and civic engagement between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

DLOG750: Hosting Powerful Conversations: Introduction to World Cafe and Open Space Technology
October 18, 2012
Facilitator: Chris Corrigan

Learn the theory and practice of two effective conversation-based methods for dialogue: World Cafe and Open Space Technology. Through a participatory process, you will identify powerful questions and the situtations best suited to using these methods.

DLOG755: Social Media and Engagement
December 5 – 6, 2012
Facilitator: Susanna Haas Lyons

This workshop will teach you to create social media campaigns that engage people in new types of conversation, sustain participation over time, and host online dialogue. You’ll also learn how to use social media for outreach and community engagement, and how to integrate mobile communication into your participation strategy.

Arts-Based Engagement
December 7, 2012
Facilitator: jil p. weaving

You don’t need to be an artist to take this course or work effectively with arts-based engagement methods. Explore powerful examples drawing on a range of artistic media that bring diverse perspectives and people together to better understand and address complex issues.

If you have any questions about the courses or workshops, please contact:

Jenn De Roo
Community Education Program
Lifelong Learning
Simon Fraser University
t: 778.782.5179


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