Gathering the Stakeholders: The Process of Community Engagement

An idea is generated, a vision is captured, and someone somewhere is ready to launch a plan. Immediately it becomes clear that the plan is missing key ingredients: the support and ideas of the community it will impact. This scenario is not uncommon in our local communities and usually describes a plan that will fail. Successful leadership understands the value of engaging the community in developing ideas, making decisions, and implementing plans. Martha Walker will lead us in discussing why engagement is needed, who makes it happen, and the process that sets the stage for a successful dialogue.

Presenter: Martha Walker, Ph.D., Community Viability Specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension

Created by Mary Peabody

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