The recent surge of interest and resources around collective impact principles has highlighted an important concern and challenge for many practitioners: Where does the community fit in? Living Cities has constructed an e-learning course to equip those involved in collective impact initiatives with tools for including and working with community members.
The free e-course walks participants through five modules to help collective impact initiatives better understand why and how to work with community members. While the course can be taken as an individual, it is recommended that participants discuss the modules in a group, with other members of their collective impact initiative.
To take the course, sign-up online now.
Here’s an overview of the course content:
Module 1 focuses on the theoretical framework for working with community members, and help participants understand how to link engagement strategies with engagement goals.
Module 2 introduces participants to approaches for supporting community members to better contribute to collective impact initiatives.
Module 3 focuses on creating community-centered “feedback loops” within collective impact initiatives.
Module 4 presents some of Living Cities' learnings from the private sector regarding community engagement.
Module 5 focuses on how to build in an awareness of racial equity into your community engagement work.
Most modules feature a mix of reading materials, discussion prompts and interactive exercises. We expect participants will spend about 30 minutes a week on readings and about two hours in group discussion.
This course is free and open to all–there is no limit on the number of people who can register. Sign-up for the e-course now.
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