Building teams and public support for creative placemaking
This event is two workshops. Building Teams will take place from 9:30 to 12:30. Building Support will take place from 1:30 to 4:30. You can register for either one or both. Any ticket includes lunch.
AICP members: We are pursuing 6 Certification Maintenance credits for the full day of workshops.
Building teams for creative placemaking
As Geraldine R. Dodge President Chris Daggett has said, “The hardest part of collaboration is collaborating.” This workshop focuses on building sustainable and high-performing teams for creative placemaking. Participants will learn how teams go from starting off as a group of people with different agendas to a team with a shared mission and views on how to move forward. Participants will also learn the methods of Community Coaching, a team-building and planning tool that has been used in 15 communities in New Jersey and Louisiana.
"Good guidance and resources on how to build a team" -- Stefanie Jasper, Mountain Murals and Music
Creative community engagement
Tired of traditional community meetings? A lot of people in the community are too. This workshop explores artistic and fun ways to engage community members. Participants will learn about easy ways to create community models, photo-voice, visual notetaking, role-playing and other methods of engaging audiences. Participants will learn how to use these methods to get critical knowledge about communities, build consensus, or generate enthusiasm.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
Know the indicators of both successful and troubled teams -- and how to respond
Be able to make better choices for engaging communities
Learn how creative and cultural activities can help build teams and engage stakeholders in community improvement
BYO Breakfast (Doors open at 9 for breakfast and networking)
Welcome and introductions
Why teams succeed - and fail
Building a team for creative placemaking
Troubleshooting common team problems
Why so many community meetings fail
Creative community engagement methods
Choosing the best strategies; measuring success
Instructor: Leonardo Vazquez
Over the past 15 years, Leo has helped build numerous teams to improve communities. He is a national award-winning planner and leader in urban planning: creative placemaking and cultural competency. He has two decades of experience in community development, community engagement, small group facilitation, local economic development, leadership development and strategic communications. He has worked with a wide variety of communities in New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Louisiana, New York and Pennsylvania. With a strong focus on implementation and sustainability, he specializes in building leadership teams to oversee plans and raising funds to support planning and implementation efforts. In addition to his affiliation with the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, Leonardo Vazquez is a Senior Associate at the Nishuane Group and a Lecturer at The Ohio State University. He is the author of Leading from the Middle: Strategic Thinking for Urban Planning and Community Development Professionals and co-editor of Dialogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities. He has written for several professional and general interest publications, including Planetizen, Planning, Progressive Planning and The Star-Ledger. He is the recipient of the 2012 American Planning Association National Leadership Award for Advancing Diversity and Social Justice in Honor of Paul Davidoff. It is the highest award given in the urban planning field on issues of social equity.
If you have any questions, please contact Leo at email@example.com or 973-763-6352