Millions of volunteers help community organizations achieve their strategic goals and objectives on a daily basis. While volunteers carry out their responsibilities with due diligence, many community organizations leading these community initiatives don’t often have any community engagement plan in place. Having a community engagement plan also helps volunteers better understand strategic priorities and expected outcomes, while also increasing their level of interest in the initiatives they are supporting.
At this webinar, participants will learn how to develop and implement a community engagement strategy. Some of the learning components include how to develop shared engagement objectives, guiding principles, tactics, outcomes, target audience, timelines and key success indicators. Participants will also learn key community engagement methods, ranging from traditional to creative approaches, which will help to particularly increase the engagement of racialized, marginalized and other equity-seeking individuals in the community.
The webinar will use the City of Hamilton’s new 25-year Community Vision as a case study, a project that engaged with over 50,000 residents and supported by hundreds of community volunteers. The webinar will particularly be useful for volunteer organizations, academia, governments, private sector, community organizations and other professionals who want to learn how to develop and implement a shared community engagement strategy.