Engaging your community after the crisis: how the landscape has changed
After pandemics, fires, protests and riots, we can all agree that there is no returning to “business as usual” when it comes to engagement and local government. As we embrace a new normal, how do your engagement efforts in response to less crisis-oriented issues evolve? Does the crisis need to be considered in planning new engagement efforts? In many ways your community may be more engaged than ever. It’s likely that you have been providing important information to residents which has prompted engagement. As a result, the feeling of connection and trust in your local government may have increased or decreased... or perhaps is just different. Regardless, it is safe to say that the landscape has changed. Post crisis engagement needs to consider what the community has experienced through the crisis and how that may impact new engagement efforts. In this session you will participate in an interactive presentation, including small group brainstorming, to look at the process of evaluating the landscape when developing new engagement plans after a crisis. While we will focus on engaging after a crisis, this process can be used in any engagement effort to ensure that your planning process aligns with your community landscape.
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM