Investing in Your Public Engagement Infrastructure

Public participation (P2) continues to evolve from one-time events to a culture of engagement and capacity building. To hasten and support that evolution, course participants learn how to conduct an “audit” of their organization’s civic engagement infrastructure (policies, procedures, proficiencies, and performance) to assess strengths and weaknesses, and then plan specific actions to advance a robust engagement infrastructure.

We introduce the value of such an audit tied to the IAP2 Core Values and Code of Ethics, and then walk through the audit process, interpreting findings, and designing responsive actions. Through short presentations, hands-on exercises, best practices and innovations, and group learnings, participants understand how to take their organizations through this audit and planning process and elevate the importance, value, and benefits of meaningful engagement.