Maximizing your Community Engagement

Resource Type: Podcast | Speaker: Tracy Smyth and Tammy Dewar
Tracy Smyth and Tammy Dewar

In this podcast, Tracy Smyth and Tammy Dewar of Raising the Village Consulting share about the process of engaging a community. You will hear about building and strengthening connections between village members. Tracy and Tammy talk about brain based engagement as a way to maximize community engagement efforts

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In this podcast, Tracy Smyth and Tammy Dewar of Raising the Village Consulting share about the process of engaging a community. You will hear about building and strengthening connections between village members. Tracy and Tammy talk about brain based engagement as a way to maximize community engagement efforts.

Listen in as they talk about how to uncover what personally engages us in our work and the benefits that brings to engaging our communities. Tracy and Tammy also share about creative group processes to build and deepen communities as well as some of the traps to avoid when working with communities.

This is a dynamic interview that you won't want to miss if you live in or work with a community or people or organizations!

Those who participated in the tele-learning call were able to ask questions and share their own engagement experiences. Listen to these questions and ideas below.

About the Speakers

Tracy and Tammy are the principal masterminds behind Raising the Village Consulting. They are based in British Columbia where they regularly provide group facilitations, community workshops and generally dance through the ins and outs of life with their families.

Tracy and Tammy have developed a way of working together that blends their unique strengths into an enthusiastic, gentle, and powerful leadership. They share ideas and inspiration about people who are committed to building vibrant communities. They whole heartedly believe in the group process to build community. Together they have written the book, Raising The Village, about the community engagement process.

Tracy's passion is learning and development - whether it be individuals, groups, organizations, businesses or communities. I tend to push for "what could be" ... more meaningful, more effective, more productive and more engaging.

Tammy's passion is to see and openly promote the potential and strengths in both individuals and groups to further their own development and that of their community. People are the defining force of a village, and when people are honoured and heard, anything is possible.

They have been working with communities and groups for over 20 years.

Tammy and Tracy share their learning on a regular basis through their seeking community blog. You can also find them at www.raisingthevillage.ca.

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