Effective Virtual Engagement: Lessons-Learned from the COVID 19 Era


Date/Time
Date(s) - Jul 30, 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Co-hosted by Sacramento Valley Section, APA, and AEP

Co-sponsored by APA California and Caltrans

The COVID-19 Era has challenged us all to carry out our policy, planning, project and program delivery, public health, and community development work in new and innovative ways. Specifically, we have been challenged to step up our collective game in terms of maintaining and expanding community engagement at a time when in-person gatherings have been curtailed. Meaningful public involvement is as important as ever and we have a deeper understanding of systemic disadvantages that can limit the participation of certain groups in our communities. So what lessons have we learned from the virtual engagement methods that we have been forced to employ over the last year? What best practices can we look to as possible examples for post-COVD 19 times? This panel session will share real-world cases where alternative outreach methods were used to facilitate genuine community dialog, acquire targeted input from specific user groups, and broaden community conversations about the future.

Panelists: Saharnaz Mirzazad, Manager, Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities Program; Jennifer Lugo, Acting Headquarters Environmental Coordinator, Caltrans

Pricing

  • APA Members & Speaker Series Partner Organizations: $15.00/session
  • Non-Member: $25.00/session
  • APA Members that are Young and Emerging Planners (YEP): $10.00/session (YEP is defined as working 6 or fewer years as a professional)
  • Students: FREE

If you would like to register for ALL SIX SESSIONS at the following discounted price, please contact Jeni Tickler at [email protected].

  • APA Members & Speaker Series Partner Organizations: $60.00 total
  • APA Members that are Young and Emerging Planners (YEP): $30.00 total (YEP is de­fined as working 6 or fewer years as a professional)
  • Non-Member: $120.00 total
  • Students: FREE

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