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HPC 200. Connecting with your Community: Communication, Education, and Outreach


Commissions struggle to get the word out about who they are and what they do. This session provides commissioners with the tools to effectively communicate with the four major groups with which they engage: the public, elected officials, media, and contractors. During the course, commissioners learn how to use various strategies to educate and reach out to their community.

Workshop participants take part in brainstorming exercises and facilitated breakout sessions, and at the end of the Skill Session will be able to:

  • Summarize what their community needs to know about who they are and what they do
  • Know how to convey their message to the four main groups with which commissions engage
  • Employ creative strategies to generate interest and inform their community
  • Improve their public image
  • Those interested in attending a course should contact the organizer to check if the session is open and there is available space for participants from outside the HDC area and to register.

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