Module 4 – Community Engagement

Community engagement is a fundamental process used throughout the world to attract and involve stakeholders and communities’ opinion and participation in various programs. It can be superficial or ‘deep’. This module explores the key principles and process of doing community engagement.

This module begins by introducing students to the principles and tools required to undertake community engagement. Students will learn how to identify and analyse stakeholders and to assess which is the appropriate tool and engagement strategy to use for different contexts. They will become familiar with the IAPT2 Spectrum and be required to use place-based examples to test and build their engagement capacity.

Objectives of the Module

– To develop skills in negotiation, conflict resolution, listening, cooperation
– To develop knowledge about best practice community engagement
– To develop skills in place-based community engagement
– To develop skills in online engagement tools
– To develop skills in relationship building with and knowing your local community

Key resources

The materials below are intended to support academics in embracing the materials created to teach the fundamentals of people in place. These should form a basis for you own subject, we suggest customising it with your own needs.

Videos (Supporting Material)

For this session, we created a total of 8 videos that can act as an integrated part of this module providing key lessons on community engagement and allowing classroom time to evolve more as a discussion to unpack the concepts in depth: