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Expand your Expertise: The Secret to Simple Community Engagement

You are an expert. Few in your community know as much about your field as you. Being able to connect and convey this insight to your stakeholders, and being able to learn more about your constituents, are crucial elements to expanding your expertise and better working for those you serve.

The theory behind connecting with your community and leveraging technology brings great promise. You could understand key information about those you serve and those you want to target. You could get survey data or other community perspectives that would give you directional insight and help prioritize resources. You could use this information to make the right improvements. 

The reality is that those promises stop short. You didn’t have time to follow up on the survey information collected. Technological tools cost money that you don’t have or require a tremendous amount of process to get there. Your expertise isn’t in social media, you don’t spend a lot of time on technology and IT resources are scant.

Let’s talk about how to make all of this as easy as your favorite app. In this 45-minute session, we will provide you with three things that will help move the theory of online engagement to reality:

  1. An understanding of why it is crucial for you to engage your community.
  2. FREE access to a platform that will enable you, the expert, to be the expert.
  3. Insight as to how data can help you more effectively appropriate resources to enhance your offerings in your community.

Presented by Mike Wirth, Chief Growth officer of MindMixer. Mike leads teams and works with organizations to scale significant conversations with their constituents about the topics they care about most. This work yields insights that organizations can use to make better, more accurate and informed decisions. Register Now!

Date: Thursday, August 6th
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT
CEUs available: 0.0
Registration:       FREE


A Walk in the Park

Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise that not only provides health benefits but also has added positive effect on the environment. Parks and recreation play a tremendous role in creating more walkable communities, engaging the public in walking and ensuring more people advocate for walking. NRPA plans to elevate and prioritize walking through parks and recreation. Presented by Elizabeth Whitton, AICP, American Planning Association; Rachel Banner, Program Manager, NRPA; Doug Strong, Management Assistant, City of Buckeye, AZ Community Services Department; and Kelly Pack, Director of Trail Development, rails-to-trails Conservancy. Register Now!

Date: Tuesday, August 11th
Time: 2:30 p.m. EDT
CEUs available: 0.0
Registration:       FREE