SPARC BC

Roll Up Your Sleeves: Hands-On Community Engagement with Wendy Sarkissian
October 25, 2014 - 9:00am - October 26, 2014 - 5:00pm
YWCA Program Centre
535 Hornby Street
Vancouver
BC
CPD Learning Units: 
11

The Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) is delighted to offer a two-day masterclass training in hands-on community engagement with respected community engagement and reflective practitioner and trainer, Wendy Sarkissian.

WORKSHOP APPROACH

 

  • Community engagement methods with a practical hands-on emphasis
  • Embodied processes, not online or social media approaches
  • Use of role plays, myth and archetype, simulations
  • Advice on workshop facilitation and recording
  • Approaches for working with children and young people
  • All examples based in practice
  • Opportunities to work with some methods

 

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

  1. Anyone seeking to design and implement authentic, creative and effective hands-on community engagement processes.
  2. People in the following fields:
  • community, urban and regional planning
  • community development
  • social work
  • social planning and social action
  • the land professions
  • community members and activists
  • health professionals
  • advocates
  • scholars and students

Dr Wendy Sarkissian LFPIA - one of Australia’s most experienced social planners, facilitators and trainers

  • over 40 years’ professional experience
  • expert in community engagement, social planning,
  • housing, evaluation and professional ethics
  • designs and manages complex community engagement processes in a range of developments and small rural communities
  • over forty professional awards, largely for community engagement work
  • managed Vancouver post-occupancy evaluation of resident satisfaction with high-rise housing
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC

HOW TO REGISTER: 

  • Please call Eva Negley at 604.718.8505 or email via enegley@sparc.bc.ca
  • Register by October 17.
  • This event is eligible for 11 PIBC CPL Learning Units.

COST: $230.00 per person for 2-day workshop. Payment by cheque or credit card.

LOCATION: YWCA Program Centre, 535 Hornby Street

PROPOSED WORKSHOP PROGRAM 

DAY 1

Arrivals

Affinity Diagram on arrival:

Impediments to effective hands-on community engagement in planning

  1. Welcome, introductions and survey results
  2. Introductions 
  3. Introduction and framing: models and frameworks 
  4. Hands-on community engagement in practice 
  5. Morning’s lessons 
  6. Affinity Diagram 
  7. Embodied Affinity Diagram 
  8. Working with children and young people 
  9. Using film and video 
  10. Final comments, reflections and refocussing for Day 2

DAY 2

Arrivals, refreshments and networking 

  1. Catch-up
  2. SpeakOut model
  3. Facilitation and recording
  4. Role Plays, Simulations and Mock-ups
  5. Storytelling, Myth and Archetype
  6. Lessons for embodied processes
  7. Workshop: Rezoning in Maypole
  8. Presentations
  9. Final comments and evaluation

TEXTBOOK

Wendy’s award-winning book, SpeakOut: The Step-by- Step Guide to SpeakOuts and Community Workshops (Earthscan, 2009), will be used as a text.

A copy will be included in the registration fee.

Click PDF link below to download a copy of this event posting.