Date & Time
Monday, May 1, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
How to Achieve More by Doing Less: The Ultimate Guide to Public Engagement Tools and Techniques

Ever wonder… if certain kinds of public engagement are really worth doing? What are the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches? Which techniques solve (or don’t solve) which problems? Maybe you’re just feeling a little confused (or overwhelmed) with so many vendors offering so many “engagement” tools? If so, this transformative session is for you. You’ll not only get to see a full range of options you might not know about, you’ll learn the “why” behind all the engagement you should and shouldn’t be doing, including: • Which types of engagement solve or don’t solve (or create) which problems • Which approaches take the most time while delivering the least value to your community • Which technologies create work for you instead of saving you time • When should you not engage, including how to avoid “engage to enrage” scenarios • How to do different types of engagement well, including live exercises and question writing After this session you’ll be able to look at all the engagement you are doing and know exactly what to cut, change or expand to serve your community better. You’ll also leave with a copy of the new 2023 “Ultimate Public Engagement Guide” that this session is based on - created and vetted in collaboration with the Davenport Institute for Engagement at Pepperdine, the Certified Public Communicator program at TCU, professors from Harvard and UNC, Governance Sciences Group and others. Don’t miss this one!

Kevin Lyons
Location Name
Big Sur