Get Engaged! A Guide to Getting Involved in Your Community Mid-Michigan - CANCELLED

Date: August 1, 2018 - September 5, 2018
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Mid-Michigan Community College, Esther C. Room - Main Building - Harrison 1375 S. Clare Ave., Harrison, MI 48625
Contact: Eric Walcott, 517-353-9106, walcott3@anr.msu.edu.

This event has been cancelled.

ABOUT GET ENGAGED!:

Get Engaged is a six-session program for anyone wanting to learn how to make a difference in their community, from the person who is already engaged in local decision making to those who are wondering how to be more involved.

The Get Engaged curriculum is designed to reinforce key skills that are important to civic engagement while, offering participants an opportunity to practice putting those skills to use through a facilitated planning process. This program aims to:

  • Increase residents understanding of the process and their role in the local decision-making process.
  • Provide residents tools to communicate effectively on public issues.
  • Empower residents to find creative solutions to local problems and how to build community support.
  • Explore the variety of ways an individual or group can engage in their community.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

Get Engaged consists of six-sessions:

  • Aug. 1, 6-9pm: What does engagement look like?  - Learn what engaging local government outside of public meetings looks like.
  • Aug. 8, 6-9pm: Understanding Local Government Finance—Understand the role of local finances in decision-making, and how finances impact the issue you are passionate about.
  • Aug.15, 6-9pm: Don’t Wait for the Public Hearing—Examine the local decision-making process and identify ways to engage before it reaches a public hearing or a vote.
  • Aug. 22, 6-9pm: Which Decision-Makers Do We Need to Engage? - Learn how to figure out who has authority over your issue.
  • Aug. 29, 6-9pm: How to Build Grassroots Efforts—Discover strategies for gaining community support around your issue.
  • Sept.r 5, 6-9pm: Sharing Your Plan for Engagement—Present your group’s engagement plan.

COST:

$50 per person 

Cancellations received after July 27 will incur a $25 cancellation fee.

 

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