Dr. Jenny Laster Community Engagement Academy

The CEA trains residents to become Community Leaders.

The purpose of the Community Engagement Academy (CEA) is to train community members to become community leaders. Community Engagement is defined as the process of working collaboratively with groups of people affiliated by geography, special interests, or issues affecting their well-being. It is only through this collaborative work that issues affecting communities will be solved.

During the six weeks of leadership academy you will learn the steps to work together to make positive change by promoting citizen participation and planning actions which will lead to accomplishing needed change and positive results in your neighborhood.

Classes – the CEA trains residents to become Community Leaders. Topics Covered include:

  1. Leadership– how to be a leader; influence, vision, style, and effectiveness
  2. Community Advocacy – taking action with information using community assets and data to develop action plans
  3. Community Organizing – learn to mobilize, recruit and engage community members toward a common goal
  4. Public Speaking – effective ways to improve your public speaking and presentation skills
  5. Conflict Resolution – working through challenges and facilitating the peaceful ending of conflict
  6. City Government – working neighborhood issues through City Staff, our civic duty, voter education and power

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