Strategies for Bridging Communities in EE

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The success of your state consortia (SC) will depend greatly on whom you bring together and what you collectively have the capacity to do. This course was developed to share strategies for not only attracting a diversity of stakeholders to your consortia but also empowering course participants with the tools to orchestrate a diversity of perspectives and capacities and build collective goals around increased environmental literacy and action. 

This course will prepare participants to: 

  • Apply strategic thinking towards identifying potential partners and developing relationships with groups and individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives 
  • Organize a visual SC model to be shared/used to explain the goals, network, and capacities of the consortia 
  • Lead efforts at workshops that include opportunities for networking and asset mapping 
  • Execute State Consortia work plans that model inclusion and innovation, and represent the collaborative goals, efforts and ideas of State Consortia members

Course Format: 4 week online course including an introductory and closing Webinar and weekly state led follow ups regarding the course assignments. Participants will be tasked with coordinating weekly check-in's (by state) and completing course requirements as which includes contributing individual feedback to each weeks topics, assignments, and random shares.

Dates: 2014-01-27 00:00:00 to 2014-02-21 00:00:00 Course Size:

Limited to 20 Participants - (Existing State Consortia Leaders Only)

Course Facilitator:

Akiima Price

Co- leaders: Traci Price (Oregon), Ashley Hoffman (Kentucky), Barbara Garity (New Mexico), Malinda Mochizuki (Colorado), Carrie Samis (Maryland), Michelle Eckman (New England)

Currently closed for credit

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