Facilitating Effective Engagement

About the Training

This is a 3-part online workshop series!

August 10, 11, and 12th, 12pm-4pm (MST) each day

Cost: Free

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When resources are low, time is limited, and the stakes are high, we need our partners so that our efforts have the potential to make an impact. But getting stakeholders to commit, and stay involved through planning and implementation can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. During this session, we will identify, discuss and practice strategies to get and keep partners engaged in initiatives that required collective action.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe why social determinants of health drive the need for collaborative approaches
  • List strategies to get partners to be involved in public health activities
  • Name the core components of effectively engaging partners, so they feel ownership of the effort from planning into implementation
  • Effectively implement reflective listening in meeting facilitation to support consensus building.
  • Implement at least one tool to assist participants in reaching consensus.
  • Describe at least one approach to mitigating limited funding or staff time to collaborative efforts.

Trainer Information

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Heidi Wilson

Heidi Wilson, MA, MSDM, specializes in training, facilitation, strategic planning and inter-agency collaboration across several disciplines. She has over ten years of experience in public and environmental health, three years in community-oriented policing, and five in international development. She has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors at the local, national and international level including the UN.