Engaging the Wisdom of Community Mini-Course: From Member Recruitment to Exit Strategies - July 21st, 2023


7/21/2023 – 9/1/2023

July 21st, August 11th, and September 1st, 2023 from 10 am - 12 pm (MT)

Due to high demand, this training is limited to registrants in Region VIII at this time.



Primary Competency

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills


This mini-course consists of three 2-hour live sessions designed for participants to expand their understanding and grow their skills in community engagement mindsets and approaches. With a focus on unearthing the wisdom and lived experience of the participants in the room, these mini-courses utilize the curriculum development model of "Understanding by Design" to support a dynamic and emergent learning container. Each mini-course has a core syllabus to guide the content paired with a design approach which supports learning through small and large group exploration, and the use of case studies from the field of community engagement. Participants will receive a curated list of resources to support ongoing learning in each topic area.


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 intermediate-level training designed for those who have some experience with this work or who have completed the Engaging the Wisdom of Community: Community Engagement Fundamentals training.


The three Live Learning Sessions will take place from 10 am - 12 pm (MT) on the following dates:

  • July 21st, 2023
  • August 11th, 2023
  • September 1st, 2023

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
  • Identify hidden curriculum in your team/organizational culture
  • Contrast typical engagement with meaningful engagement when it comes to partner recruitment and retention
  • Identify approaches to incentivize partnership members
  • Describe how engagement can be assessed in different stages of the partnership
  • Summarize the steps of using a consensus-based decision-making model to foster an inclusive meeting environment
  • Identify interventions to use when groups/individuals get off track
Length of Learning Opportunity
6 hours over 3 sessions
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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