Engaging the Wisdom of Community: Community Engagement Fundamentals - August 16, 2023



Wednesday, August 16th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (MT)



Primary Competency

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills


During this dynamic 2-hour session, participants will have an opportunity to explore the fundamental models, terms, and theories used in the field of community engagement, and to unpack what it means to have more “authenticity” in engagement efforts. We will also explore the 10 Liberating Practices of Facilitating Authentic Community Engagement and hear Stories from the Field to exemplify these practices in action. This session will be primarily didactic with examples from real life community engagement activities. Participants will receive a workbook of guided reflection worksheets to explore how the concepts covered are reflected in their work with and in community.

This training is perfect for community health workers, public health professionals, students, educators, and anyone with an interest in strengthening your authentic connection and work with your community. Please note that this is an intro-level training designed for those who are new to this work. Information covered in this session will be built upon in future Community Engagement trainings.

You must join the Live Learning Sessions by video (an external webcam or built-in camera in your laptop, tablet, or smartphone).  Our staff can help you get set up if this is new for you.

Learning Objectives
  • Articulate a community- and equity-centered definition of community engagement.
  • Identify the shared constructs of a variety of community engagement spectrums and what these can mean for public/community health practice.
  • Describe at least 3 of the 10 Liberating Practices of Facilitating Authentic Community Engagement.
  • Personalize the importance of taking an "engaged approach" to public/community health practice.
Length of Learning Opportunity
2 hours
Registration Information

Click on the green "Register Now" button at the top left of this page. You will need to be logged in or will need to create an account prior to registering for this training. Creating an account will not automatically register you for this training. You will need to re-open this page and register. Please email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu with registration questions.

We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation.

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Paige is the founder of The Center for Authentic Community Engagement. A change agent, bridge builder, and master facilitator, she has over 20 years of experience working in, with, and for communities in locations around the world. She earned an MPH and a DrPH from the Colorado School of Public Health, where she learned the principles and practices of Community-Engaged Research and behavior change. Her greatest passion is to support individuals and groups that are working at the forefront of social change. Paige knows that thriving communities are lifted by inclusivity, thrive on diversity, are sustained on justice and equality, and require equity. Her love of community is the reason Paige centers everything she does on these core understandings.  

Geographic Relevance
Registration is limited to individuals from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming

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