Engaging Your Community for Optimum Results
Mike Looby, Retired Osseo Director of Community Engagement
This workshop will deepen your understanding of “Community Engagement” and why it is critically important in our rapidly changing world. Optimum results can be achieved when you have an understanding of the principles and the basic tenants of community education, coupled with an intentional plan to actively engage “your” community. A variety of both internal and external audiences will be identified as well as ways to engage them. Participants will leave the workshop with a strong start on an engagement plan they designed for specific audiences.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Duluth, Historic Old Central High School
10:00 AM -1:00 PM
$55 - 3 CEUs
Reimagined Cultural Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Training
Presented by Joanne K. Reeck
MCEA believes purposeful engagement is the role of Community Education to ensure awareness and accessibility to quality opportunities and resources that are inclusive of the needs of All community members. MCEA should be a leader in understanding, communicating and promoting diversity in community education programs and community engagement.
Joanne K. Reeck is a consultant with” United For Change.” Ms. Reeck will share and discuss intercultural conflict styles and communication which moves departments and individuals to better understand their role in equity trainings and operations.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
St. Anthony Community Center
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
$55 - 3 CEU’s
Using Social Media as a Marketing Tool
Presented by J. R. Burgess
The number of shares per second via the social network of Facebook is 2,460,000. That’s right, per
This is just one social networking opportunity available to you of over more than 15 and counting from
YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pandora, Pinterest and more. Are you maximizing the social media
opportunities? Is the offer clearly understood by the recipient? Is your message meeting your target?
The key to successful community education reach and impact is an omni presence marketing strategy.
With limited resource programs we must make the most of marketing budgets while successfully
reaching as many members in the community as possible. This session will cover the 4 marketing
funnels while providing a blueprint and formula for maximum effectiveness. You will acquire advance
email, digital marketing and ...
"Ship Building"....the building of friendships, relationships, partnerships and sponsorships
Presented by Bob Schlichte
Bob Schlichte has been an important executive with Grand Casinos. His role has been to connect with organizations, community groups, chambers and individual government organizations. The tools for building relationships to better market your organization is the main goal of the presentation. The building of relations or "ship building" creates avenues to further interest and develop need in community education programs and school districts. His strong delivery and vast experience has many connections to what community educators strive to provide in their various roles. This workshop is a winner!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Anoka-Hennepin Staff Dev. Center
9:30 AM-1:30 PM
$55 - 3 CEUs
Time Management for Community Educators
Beat Workload Overload. Be More Effective. Achieve More. The course teaches you to work efficiently and use your time wisely. Learn to set goals and identify tasks, prioritize and schedule your time, develop and maintain focus, and motivate yourself to achieve the most important things. Share your own experiences and best practices. Explore tools that will help you become more productive.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Edina Community Center
9:30 AM-1:30 PM