Who is "The Public"? Identifying Stakeholders and Understanding Bias Webinar

July 16, 2020 10:00AM - 11:30AM EST

Zoom


Contact: Eric Walcott

Power of Participation Summer Webinar Series

The Power of Participation Webinar Series is a series of four highly interactive Zoom webinars that will help local leaders learn the purpose for public engagement, select tools to reach diverse stakeholders, and practice ways to interact effectively with residents within the framework of the Open Meetings Act.

Webinar topics include:

  • Why do Public Participation? The Importance of Actively Engaging the Public.
  • Who is "The Public"? Identifying Stakeholders and Understanding Bias.
  • How to Select the Right Strategy Part 1: Following the Open Meetings Act.
  • How to Select the Right Strategy Part 2: Being Strategic and Creative.

The series, co-hosted by MSU Extension and the National Charrette Institute, will provide local units of government (including local elected officials, administrators/managers, department heads, and staff) with creative methods for engaging residents in public meetings and help them think through the selection of the best process and level of engagement.

About this Webinar

Each community is made up of people who have a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.  In order to effectively engage “the public”it’s critical for local leaders to understand the diversity that makes up their community, to know how bias may impact engagement, and to have thoughtful and intentional strategies for including the voices of all people in decision making processes.  This webinar will provide leaders with an opportunity to learn more about these critical components of public participation.

The webinar will be recorded.

How to Register

Select the Register button to reserve your space. Register for one or more webinars in the series. Cost to attend is $5 per webinar, or register for all four for $20.

Register

Related Topic Areas

Business, Community

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Related People

Eric Walcott

Eric Walcott
517-353-9106
walcott3@msu.edu