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Learning Labs

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The Community Connections Learning Lab Series consists of eight, 90-minute labs on effectively engaging multiple segments of the community in Minneapolis. Those who complete at least seven of the eight learning labs will earn a Community Connector Certificate.

City staff, neighborhood organizations and community partners are invited to learn effective community engagement strategies, including considerations about:

  • Accessibility.
  • Immigration and refugee status.
  • Gender dynamics, religion and norms.
  • Historical experiences and trust in government.
  • Culturally specific media, communication styles.
  • Significant institutions, nonprofits, sacred spaces.
  • Major events, holidays or festivals.
     

American Indian Community and Effective Engagement Learning Lab in All My Relations Gallery 3.29.18

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Morning Schedule

All of the morning learning labs will be held in City Hall, room 319.

  • Effectively Planning for Community Engagement, 10:30-12:00, Wednesday, Sep. 12
  • East African Community and Effective Engagement, 10:30-12:00, Wednesday, Sep. 19
  • African American Community and Effective Engagement, 10:30-12:00, Tuesday, Sep. 25
  • Latino Community and Effective Engagement, 10:30-12:00, Tuesday, Oct. 2
  • American Indian Community and Effective Engagement, 10:30-12:00, Thursday, Oct. 11]
  • Southeast Asian Community and Effective Engagement, 10:30-12:00, Tuesday, Oct. 16
  • Disability Awareness, 10:30-12:00, Tuesday, Oct. 23
  • (New) Considerations for Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Communities, 10:30-12:00, Wednesday, Oct. 31

Evening Schedule

Please note the change in day for the East African Community and Effective Engagement Lab. Allow extra time for parking as well.

  • Effectively Planning for Community Engagement, 5:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, Sep. 20 - East Side Neighborhood Services
  • East African Community and Effective Engagement, 5:30-7:00 PM, Wednesday, Sep. 26 - Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center
  • African American Community and Effective Engagement, 5:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 4 - Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
  • Latino Community and Effective Engagement, 5:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 11 - TBA
  • American Indian Community and Effective Engagement, 5:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 18 - All My Relations Gallery
  • Southeast Asian Community and Effective Engagement, 5:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 25 - Harrison Recreation Center
  • Disability Awareness, 5:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, Nov. 1 - TBA
  • (New) Considerations for Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Communities, 5:30-7:00 PM, Thursday, Nov. 8 - Sabathani Community Center Conference Room J

Subjects

2017 CCLLS Students at Round Tables Discussing Engagement Strategies

Pictured: 2017 Effectively Planning for
Community Engagement Lab

 

The next series runs from September 12 – October 31 in the afternoons, and September 20 – November 8 in the evenings. The sessions will cover:

  • Effectively Planning for Community Engagement
  • East African Community and Effective Engagement
  • African American Community and Effective Engagement
  • Latino Community and Effective Engagement
  • American Indian Community and Effective Engagement
  • Southeast Asian Community and Effective Engagement
  • Disability Awareness
  • Considerations for Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Communities  

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Expand participants' understanding of equitable community engagement.
  2. Discover best practices, and avoid common pitfalls.
  3. Learn techniques that follow the City of Minneapolis’ Core Principles of Community Engagement based on the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) guidelines.
  4. Expand participants' understanding of several of the many cultural communities in Minneapolis.
  5. Learn historical beginnings, cultural norms and become familiar with culturally-specific media and institutions.

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Contact us at [email protected] or call 612.673.3737

Last updated Aug 16, 2018

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