Engaging the Wisdom of Community Spark Session: The Energetics of Online Engagement - November 15, 2023



Wednesday, November 15th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (MT)

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



Primary Competency

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills


Generating a sense of belonging and meaning in virtual settings calls for a mindful approach to defining the purpose, structuring the experience, executing the event, and nurturing engagement among participants. These 2-hour sessions are intended to provide a basic starting point on a set of topics relevant to the art and practice of authentic community engagement. Each session is intended to be an inspirational “spark” about the topic covered. These sessions can be complemented in other Engaging the Wisdom of Community trainings or through small group discussions in office hours with the course facilitator.

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.

These are highly interactive sessions designed to model engagement practices as a purposeful part of the learning experience. We welcome all methods of engaging, including choosing to be on video, utilizing Zoom reactions, sharing your ideas and reflections in the Chat, and many more. If you have any questions about Zoom features or alternative ways to interact, please reach out to us at sarah.dowling@cuanschutz.edu. Come as you are and come ready to engage! 

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the key components of a mindful approach to creating a sense of belonging and meaning in virtual settings.
  • Evaluate different strategies for structuring virtual experiences to maximize engagement.
  • Identify the core elements of a plan for executing virtual events that aligns with the principles of mindful engagement and purposefulness.
  • Describe how to evaluate the success of virtual events in terms of participants' perceived sense of belonging and meaning.
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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