CODF is constantly looking for opportunities to share experiences and support capacity building in areas surrounding public engagement and open dialogue. We are launching our workshops practice in 2017 and look forward to expanding the locations where we deliver workshops as well as the topics available. If your organization is interested in discussing the delivery of existing or customized capacity building, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Custom Workshops and Training
CODF offers private, customized workshops that allow organizations to learn collectively, even focusing on a specific project. This option allows for the provision of a customized training approach uniquely adapted to your organization's needs. We are happy to deliver training at your location or at one of our facilities.

Workshops can be tailored to small or large teams, around particular topics or focused on particular dialogue activities that your organization has.

Public Workshops Available:

Foundations of Public Sector Engagement Workshop

The purpose of this full day Workshop is to have a foundational understanding of progressive public sector in person, online, and hybrid engagement.

Date:  Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:  35 O'Connor Street, Suite 302, Ottawa, ON  K1P 5M4

What to expect:

CODF Workshops in general are fast-paced and interactive. You will be engaged and we will provide a lot of learning, exchanging, and engaging throughout the day. The Foundations session will touch upon the overall engagement lifecycle including Values and Holism, Framework, Design, Evaluation, and Paths Forward. However, the bulk of the time will focused on the Framework section, helping participants to interpret their engagement activity against a common, smart, repeatable process that will help to determine the best structure for your dialogue. Specific takeaways include discussions about Guiding Principles of Engagement, Stakeholders, the Framework, Dialogue and Collaboration, as well as supporting Case Studies and interactive exercises.

What you'll leave with:

  • ♦   A fuller understanding of the modern dynamics of public sector engagement
  • ♦   A framework to help structure and think your way through your consultation or dialogue
  • ♦   Practical experience in applying our public sector engagement framework
  • ♦   Insights in how the vastly changing world of public sector engagement can be properly tackled




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