This blog post was written by Jillian Lopez, Volunteer Engagement Manager

We know that an organizer’s work never ends. That’s why we’re bringing people together to share best practices in community engagement. The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service is excited to invite you to our first-ever Civic Engagement Conference this fall. 

This free, four-day virtual training, is for anyone interested in expanding their work as a community organizer or deepening their understanding of community engagement.

These virtual sessions, will include best practices for engaging your family, friends, and neighbors in your community. Each training will be followed by short interactive discussions about how to apply these best practices in your own work.

  • On Monday, October 19 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. we will host Building a Recruitment Plan. Learn how to create and schedule a measurable plan for recruiting participants. 
  • On Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. we will host Building Coalitions & Collaborations. Learn how to bring together community resources and partners to achieve a common goal
  • On Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. we will host Targeting, Recruiting & Managing Volunteers. Learn how to bring together and support the volunteers you need. 
  • On Thursday, October 22 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. we will host Leading Community Meetings. Learn to lead discussions, make collective decisions, and manage conflict.

It is not required to attend all four trainings, rather we invite you to attend as many as you like. Each training can accommodate a maximum of 140 participants, so register now for this exciting virtual conference.