Topic outline

  • Learning together

  • Module 1: Reasons to Engage… or Not

    Context

    People claim that public engagement (PE) can help enhance trust between governments and citizens. How do we know that this is the case? What other PE goals might there be? How do we measure success for these types of PE processes?

    Objective

    Participants are able to identify proper contexts for public engagement.

    Core Resource

    Michael Cameron, “Public Engagement ROI: Looking in the Right Places,Canadian Government Executive 24, 3 (May/June 2018): p. 26.


  • Module 2: Strategy, Methodology, and Planning

    Objective

    Participants are able to select appropriate public engagement methods.

    Core Resource

    SAS2 Dialogue, Handbook for Participatory Action Research, Planning and Evaluation, 2019


    Brains

  • Module 3: Implementation

    Module objective

    Participants are able to take the appropriate steps to prepare for the human side of public engagement.

    Core resource
    Mary Beth Baker, Mary Dacosta-Lauzon, and Rebecca Marland, Draft Public Engagement Template, 2018 


  • Module 4: Impact, Results, Outcomes

    Objective

    Participants are able to assess the effects of the analysis and interpretation of PE content and data.

    Core resource

    Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada, 2017

    Additional resource

    Open North, Data Literacy Guide for Public Consultation, 2019


  • Module 5: Building Capacity, Community, Teams

    Module objective

    Participants are able to assess their progress in the program.

    Core Resource

    Case study: Review of Environmental Assessment Processes