Bringing you the Best in Community Change
Tamarack Institute | January Edition, 2021
In this special edition of Engage! we are excited to share a selection of our most popular resources, blogs, and webinars from 2020. These resources tell a story of the challenges we all faced as learners, changemakers, and individuals through a global pandemic.
Our top blog Social Connection Needed in Battle Against COVID-19, by Jim Diers, speaks to the importance of community, connection, and resilience in getting us through the pandemic. Our top resource Tamarack’s Guidelines for Working Remotely is a clear representation of a major lifestyle shift many of us made as a result of public health guidelines. Our top webinar Creating a Culture of Equity and Reconciliation featuring Suzanne Methot and Pamela Teitelbaum, came in response to racial violence and subsequent rallies for justice that have occurred around the world, and Tamarack’s commitment to anti-racism.
These resources represent the learning journey we have gone through together over a year filled with struggle, chaos, and loss – a year that impacted people on the margins the most. We look forward to working together with you over the next year to continue our work on building community, ending poverty, and changing our communities for the better.
This month's banner features an image submitted by Daniel Sullivan as part of our Seeing Youth Voices contest.
January 19, 2021 | Register for the January Workshop
February 9, 2021 | Register for the February Workshop
Discover how the Community Engagement landscape is changing and evolving.
Join Lisa Attygalle and Pamela Teitelbaum for a new virtual workshop designed to equip you with the latest in Community Engagement. You'll explore the role of creativity, how to support community-led approaches, challenge mindsets, and adapt your strategies to a changing world.
A new 4-part virtual workshop running May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25, 2021
Join Liz Weaver and Lisa Attygalle for 4-part virtual workshop designed to give you hands-on experience and a step-by-step approach to designing and facilitating collaborative Community Innovation sessions.
We'll go deep on different approaches to engage the community to innovate together, understand what makes these kinds of gatherings distinct, and provide you with tools that you can use to host them.
Online Course | Access course materials anytime and learn at your own pace
Join Tamarack's Lisa Attygalle, Director of Community Engagement to build a foundation of knowledge and practice for your community engagement work.
Through video lessons, case studies, readings, and activities, you'll dig into the role of community, who should be engaged, community engagement techniques, how to overcome challenges, and how to evaluate your engagement activities.
This course is available to use at your own pace, but you'll be learning alongside a diverse group of over 200 Tamarack Institute learners. Engage in comments and questions on the online platform, and join Lisa for monthly small group coaching to get more personalized feedback and insight.
Date: January 20, 2021
Speakers: Leah Gazan, Natasha Beedie and Leslie Varley
Date: January 27, 2021
Speakers: Max Hardy, Anthony Boxshall, and Lisa Attygalle
Date: February 10, 2021
Speakers: Hiba Abdullah, Christopher Pandolfi and Lisa Attygalle