Engagement and Sustainability with Community Members. How to engage the community and sustain your outcomes OPSP Staff . Icebreaker . Getting to know you…. Name A gency name Biggest engagement & capacity challenge(s) . Concept of Community . C ommunity is a fluid concept
How to engage the community and sustain your outcomes
Before Starting a Community Engagement Effort . . .
1. Who do we need?
2. What do we want?
3. What do they care about?
4. How will we involve them?
1. Assess capacity to identify areas of needs/resources.
2. Identify individuals and organizations to engage.
3. Recruit and engage new partners.
4. Maintain member involvement.
1. Prioritize individuals and organizations to be recruited. Which individuals and organizations best meet your needs?
2. For each potential member, identify
The credential tells the person why you are meeting. It provides a framework for the person to understand who you are and why you want to talk.
2.The Conversation. The conversation is about encouraging the person to speak as much as they can about themselves, and their interests, joys, and concerns.
Stories are a great way to get the conversation going. Sharing your own story can make it safe for the other person to also open up and describe something of importance.
This conversation is NOT initially about recruiting the person to a coalition or into a coalition role or task.
Member Recruitment Worksheet
Organizing your effort to recruit and engage:
Is it about Money?
Is it about Goals/Outcomes?
Is it about Keeping Your Job?
Amber Watts: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NykiaGreene-Young: E-mail: email@example.com