Community Engagement


April 19, 2018


Old Quincy City Hall
1305 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169


Emily Torres Cullinane and Carolina Prieto

Are you kicking off a community planning process and beginning to think about outreach and engagement? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start? Have you had little success in engaging more than the usual suspects?

This hands-on interactive training proposes 5 Steps that break down the process of creating a public participation strategy. Learn best practices for thoughtful community engagement including examples of meeting design and engaging ways of getting public participation outside of the traditional public meeting format.

Done right, community engagement builds trust – even when consensus is out of reach. It brings fresh thinking, new voices, and creates a more informed, involved public. It brings people into the process, and brings the process to them. That means new ideas, new participants – and plans with wider support.

This training is for anyone who wants to enhance their outreach practices, including municipal staff and others doing similar work.  It includes a Community Engagement Guide, a Strategy Chart, example activities and more! 

Registration fee: 

Regular: $120; MACDC Member:$100; Student/Intern/Americorps: $50

Type of event: 

MKI Training

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning