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We all know community engagement is important, but what is it? Who is included in the community we should be engaging? How, when and to what ends should they be engaged? And how can we be sure that engaging the community will lead to better outcomes?

This workshop is an opportunity for community leaders to share what has and has not worked in past community engagement initiatives. Participants will leave with a list of guiding questions and resources for groups interested in designing or enhancing community engagement strategies. Coffee, tea, and breakfast is available for purchase at Mockingbird Cafe before the session.

About Our Speaker

Jill Williams has over twenty years of experience in the non-profit, educational, and philanthropic sectors as well as expertise in facilitation, strategy development, organizational capacity building, community organizing, and community-based oral history research projects. Jill has a masters in conflict resolution and has previously served as the executive director of the Greensboro Truth & Reconciliation Commission, program officer at the Andrus Family Fund (part of the Surdna Foundation), coordinator for leadership initiatives at the Center for Social Inclusion, and director of the Accountability in Student Learning Program at New River Community College. Learn more about Jill through the Wide Angle Strategies website.

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