Driving policy & planning through Community Engagement

Venue: CQ Functions

Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Event Date/Time: Feb 14, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 15, 2012
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Stronger, more participatory communities and a healthy deliberative democracy are driven by active and robust community engagement.
Having the community involved in decision making is crucial to the perceived legitimacy of government, the quality of policy and success in service delivery, yet this ideal is not without its challenges.

The inherent issues of engaging with a wide range of community and cultural identities, managing the risk of increasing dialogue online, building appetite and capacity for engagement across your organisation, and embedding consistent monitoring and measurement across your programs, all add to the difficulty of developing plans alongside communities.

Developed from your feedback, this interactive program will help you master a range of practical skills including:

- Techniques for supporting and managing online engagement strategies
- Principles for effectively engaging hard to reach, marginalised or vulnerable groups
- Tools to develop frameworks for ongoing evaluation of programs
- Strategies building capacity across your organisation

Be part of discussions on:

- Managing community engagement projects across multiple agencies or sectors
- Building a culture of and developing capacity for engagement across the whole organisation
- Integrating online strategies with your traditional community engagement programs
- Developing robust frameworks to constantly monitor and improve strategies over time

“Excellent conference of like-minded people, pioneering in a field that is… so important in advancing our nation”
Mikaela Griffiths, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Enabling Meaningful Change through Community Engagement Conference 2011


CQ Functions
113 Queen Street