NCI and MSU Extension to host webinar series on the power of participation in July
The MSU NCI and MSU Extension are partnering to deliver a series of webinars to provide local units of government with creative methods for engaging residents in public meetings and help them think through the selection of the best process.
The MSU National Charrette Institute and MSU Extension are partnering to deliver a series of webinars to 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.
These four highly interactive Zoom webinars on the power of participation 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.
Below is the webinar schedule. All events will take place from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST.
- July 14: Why do Public Participation? The Importance of Actively Engaging the Public.
- July 16: Who is "The Public"? Identifying Stakeholders and Understanding Bias.
- July 21: How to Select the Right Strategy Part 1: Following the Open Meetings Act.
- July 23: How to Select the Right Strategy Part 2: Being Strategic and Creativev.
Registration is available online. Cost to attend is $5 per webinar or register for all four for $20. These webinars have been approved for 4 continuing education hours by the AIA, 4 certificate maintenance credits by the AICP, 4 professional development hours by the ASLA, and 4 continuing education units by Michigan Citizen Planner.
To register and learn more, visit Power of Participation Webinar Series. For more information or questions about these webinars, contact Holly Madill at email@example.com or Eric Walcott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Engagement Webinar #3: Recording Now Available
Earlier this month, the MSU National Charrette Institute and the Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America hosted the third and final webinar in the Virtual Engagement Webinar Series on Equitable Inclusion in Virtual Community Engagement Webinar.
In this webinar, a panel of experts explored how virtual platforms and tools can, along with other methods, bring the voices and perspectives of all groups affected into the decision-making process.
Also available are some resources to help with online engagement. The NCI has compiled a list of tools for online engagement and MSU Extension has made several videos available on the topic of community engagement.