Tract 1: Collaborations to Build Influence

Strong Coalitions: Building on Common Interests
Find out about community-wide collaborations that bring all sectors of the public and private community together. Learn techniques that really work for sharing resources, managing information, developing human capital and facilitating community empowerment. Identify ways to reconcile conflict, create win-win collaborative relationships and develop comprehensive strategies for soliciting partnership opportunities in your community.

Influencing and Affecting Decisions in Your Community
Participants will learn how to plan and conduct a Public Accountability Session to educate public officials about issues in their communities, and ensure decision-makers consider and reflect the community’s best interest. The course will provide a theoretical foundation for understanding influence, and explore tools to influence public decision-making like the “mediating organization.”