Libraries are stronger when they reflect the wants and needs of the communities they serve, and working with community partners helps libraries reach further into the community. Through a community engagement lens this trainings leads participants in soliciting community partner(s), together preparing to engage the community, and hosting a virtual or in-person convening of stakeholders or community members. Cindy is well-versed in many varieties of community engagement, so the training approach can flex to meet the needs of your library.
Week 1: Asset Mapping
Week 2: Listening and Facilitation
Week 3: Structure your community dialog program
Week 4: Plan your community dialog virtual or in-person event
Open office hours are held for questions and conversation between formal learning sessions.