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Applying Methods
Applying Methods

Applying Methods

Learn how to identify the best methods to meet P2 and engagement objectives. Select and design methods, develop questions, and add to your methods toolbox.

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Time & Location

Apr 16, 2024, 10:00 AM MDT – Apr 19, 2024, 3:00 PM MDT


About the event

**You must first complete Fundamentals of Public Participation before this course**

Applying Methods is a Level 2 course that introduces practitioners to a large number of P2 methods. This includes learning how to design specific methods, developing good question design, and having an opportunity to practice running some methods.

The course is suitable for practitioners who are part of a team implementing a P2 process and are looking for the practical skills to be effective in designing and applying methods.

Dates: April 16-19, 2024

Times: 10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00 MDT / 12:00-14:00 + 15:00-17:00 EDT

There is a 1-hour break between sessions on each day.

Cost: Members $550 -- Regular $650  Please contact us to receive the member discount code

Course objectives

  1. Identify a range of methods that can be used for various engagement purposes and processes, and strategies to select the most appropriate method/s for an engagement project/process.
  2. Research, design and test a F2F and/or online method using a range of tools and resources.
  3. Apply the four steps of designing a method incorporating the eight key components of method design.
  4. Develop rational and experiential aims.
  5. Design an appropriate format.
  6. Design questions and process.
  7. Develop appropriate communications.
  8. Combine methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives and test for appropriate sequencing.
  9. Incorporate inclusion and diversity principles.
  10. Identify data management needs, evaluation points and measures.
  11. Identify resources required.
  12. Explore a variety of both F2F and online methods/ techniques that are more structured and have nested methods within them (e.g., Deliberative Processes, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology).
  13. Analyze the specific requirements for online and digital methods, identify and select appropriate platforms and tools to meet needs and strategize to develop these methods for delivery.
  14. Identify principles for monitoring online activity.
  15. Test the design by running elements of the method and submitting to peer review using a checklist.
  16. Apply methods to achieve engagement goals and objectives, including using effective communication skills, and test for appropriate sequencing.
  17. Design key messages and communication tools that build trust and integrity, and meet the needs of diverse audiences.

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