Module 3: Ensuring Relevant Participation
- What’s in It for Me?
Participation does not mean involvement. Use this tool to engage people, encourage interactions, exchange views and form opinions about the personal and professional value of continuing to engage.
- Engaging Everybody
Talk to a group about engaging the full range of stakeholders and predictably you hear, “We will have 200 people at every meeting.” This is a real fear; but is it a real problem? Use this tool to create manageable ways to involve everybody.
- Learn the Language: Make the Connection
Different groups often have different ways of talking about the issues they share. Use this tool to help your stakeholders define key ideas and cross walk vocabulary, programs, and funding streams that are important to their work.
- Web of Connections
Different groups often articulate various positions and perspectives about a shared issue. Use this tool called Web of Connections to identify groups and agencies that have shared interests. This tool enables leaders to consider what the issue looks like from the perspective of potential partners.