Effective Community Engagement Conference

Venue: Rydges World Square

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Event Date/Time: Jul 21, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 22, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 11, 2010
Early Registration Date: May 14, 2010
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As a community engagement practitioner you would be well aware of the benefits of community engagement. You would know that, when carried out effectively, it aids in the development of robust policy and ensures the smooth delivery of programs, projects and services. You’d also know that, while simple in theory, community engagement can be difficult to carry out.

The Effective Community Engagement Conference is being organised in response to requests we’ve received for a conference that explores the practical aspects of community engagement . To do this, it will feature a series of highly practical presentations from community engagement practitioners working in the three levels of Government.

Presentations will explore the ‘nuts and bolts’ of effective community engagement, covering everything from how to establish a culture of engagement and gain organisational buy-in to how to select the right tools, make the most of new technologies, measure the success of engagement initiatives and engage for social inclusion.

Attending this conference will leave you better placed to manage your organisation’s community engagement activities, and to ultimately ensure the development of more successful policies and the efficient delivery of programs, projects and services.

What you will take away:

- Ideas on how to gain organisational buy-in for engagement
- An understanding of how to effectively utilise online tools
- Strategies for managing challenges that arise during the process
- Ideas on how to measure your engagement strategies and learn from feedback going forward