Engaging Your Community: It’s More than Three Minutes at the Microphone!

Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Engaging Your Community: It’s More than Three Minutes at the Microphone!
Thursday, May 01, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM (Central Time)

Village of Hoffman Estates (Chicago Metro Area)
1900 Hassell Road
Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
United States

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Why You Should Attend this Workshop

Led by a team of leading practitioners in citizen engagement, this one-day workshop in Chicagoland will cover the latest engagement trends and best practices and help participants identify first steps toward building an effective, coordinated civic engagement program for their organizations.
(4 AICP CM Credits)

Workshop Participants Will:
  • Learn the hidden costs of not engaging the public well;
  • Analyze the strengths and limitations of current engagement practices;
  • Gain insights into specific strategies for engaging communities around community visioning, budgeting, and public neighborhood safety/security;
  • Introduce the CMS Civic Engagement Assessment Tool to gauge their organization’s readiness and capacity for this work; and,
  • Identify first steps towards building an effective, long-term, multi-faceted civic engagement plan for their organization.

This workshop has limited space, please register asap to secure your spotManagers are encouraged to bring staff teams to this presentation that is designed to engage not only the community, but the organization in this important work.  Discounted group pricing is available. 

Is this workshop for you?

re your citizen engagement efforts limited to public hearing notices, dreaded encounters with the public at meetings, and the classic “three minutes at the microphone” rules which assist you in managing meetings, yet infuriate citizens?    

   Would you like to engage your community to assist you in navigating the complex and interdependent issues that can only be addressed through effective citizen engagement and collaboration?

    Would you like to know where to begin to create a multi-faceted, comprehensive engagement strategy for your organization utilizing the latest proven strategies for public participation?

Special thanks to our hosts, the Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.  For hotel and other local information visit  http://www.visithoffman.com/.

This program is sponsored by the International City/County Management Association and its Center for Management Strategies.  The Center for Management Strategies provides the latest research, education, training and technical assistance to local governments addressing the essential responsibilities of the local government manager and his/her management team.   Focus areas includes:           

  • citizen engagement/public participation  
  • budgeting and resource allocations, including Priority Based Budgeting
  • surveys and data-driven decision making, featuring the National Citizen and National Employee Surveys
  • High Performance Organization strategies, including organizational culture/continuous improvement processes including LEAN Process training and Balanced Scorecard
  • collaborative service delivery

 With the goal of improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness, CMS offers essential skills for any manager’s “toolbox”. . . and free organizational assessments too! www.icma.org/strategies



Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Registration fee: $239.00
    Each additional registrant: $199.00

    Lunch and all workshop materials included.

    4 AICP CM Credits

    Limited space available.
    Register asap to secure your spot.

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