Economic Development Australia Workshop: Engaging the Community in Positive Change

In this workshop, hosted by ICF and Economic Development Australia (EDA), participants who have completed ICF’s Accelerator Training course Engaging the Community in Positive Change will have a chance to participate in a discussion of the content with presentations by experts.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Bell, Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
  • Scarlet Cridland, Youth Civic Participation Officer, Greater Geelong
  • Daniel Shih, Chief Strategy Officer, Turn Cloud Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan



brand-engage-rounded-update.pngEngaging the Community in Positive Change: This course introduces the six-step Accelerator Strategy for bringing inclusive economic, social and cultural growth to your community. It explains how to revitalize and expand community engagement by tapping the creativity and passion of residents and shows how cities have used digital tools to engage citizens and power innovation-based economic development. The course includes comprehension testing and an assortment of helpful additional content to enrich understanding.

To get full value from this workshop, registrants should complete the above one-hour, self-paced online course on their own between 6 May and 15 May, then attend a two-hour online workshop to discuss the content and conclusions of the course, hear from ICF community leaders and share their own experiences.

Course Schedule:


Welcome and orientation


Overview of the Accelerator Strategy; sample best practices; Q&A


Overview of engagement; sample best practices; Q&A




Community presentation #1


Discussion topics (questions will be provided in advance)


Community presentation #2


Summing up & closing: next course and workshop


For more information, contact [email protected].

May 16, 2024 at 10:00am - 12pm | New Caledonia

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