Workshops & Mobile Tours
Ready to learn some new techniques and discover inspiring examples to apply in your community? Half-day or full-day workshops and mobile tours on Tuesday and Thursday will help stock your toolbox with new ideas and experiences.
Our hands-on workshops provided critical new skills in group and meeting facilitation, storytelling, value mapping, media and communications, arts and civic engagement, high-tech/high-touch tools, leadership and youth engagement.
Continuing education credit is available for select workshops.
Tuesday, October 5
Stories are the heart of a strong community. Learn to share stories and weave the social fabric of trust that is integral to our sense of belonging to place and community.
While our communities are rooted in physical places and their unique geography, technology gives us additional ways of “being together” that can complement and enhance face-to-face practices.
Walk away from this workshop with unique skills that will help you increase citizen participation with a fresh theatrical twist. By offering spaces for civic engagement through a developing performance, we will examine ensemble-created performance through an experiential process.
Value mapping is a new technique that uses a community’s values to guide decisions about planning, development and physical form. Learn how subjective values can be manifested through physical form.
The connections established in group conversation enable individuals to collectively change the world, and good facilitators are the catalyst for the change.
Thursday, October 7
This workshop will equip participants with cutting-edge tools and techniques for preserving and enhancing small town character.
Structured Public Involvement is a protocol that integrates technologies of representation, participation, and decision modeling into customized processes for public goods decision-making.
Through a series of interactive exercises, workshop participants will experience story circles and learn to design story circle projects that build trust, reveal the range of community values and foster participation in moving values to action.
Participants will learn about different ways to incorporate graphic icons and images and how to use visual language to enhance their note taking, meeting preparation, facilitation and follow-up.
The Denver metropolitan area is a hotbed of exciting community projects. Get out of your seats and join us for an opportunity to discover, explore, and discuss what makes Denver neighborhoods so rich with innovation and collaboration.
Tuesday, October 5
Explore Derby, the heart and soul of Commerce City, and see how residents are crafting a bright future after decades of economic depression.
thursday, october 7
Learn how this thriving city is engaging its citizens, supporting local businesses, and protecting its character amidst record growth and change.
Step, pedal and ride your way across Denver in this fun tour of the City's innovative alternative transportation programs.
Denver is Grist Magazine's 9th most sustainable city; visit some of Denver's greenest buildings and hear from the organizations and people making it happen.