Civic Engagement Roundtable: Understanding NYC Community Boards (VIDEO)
NYC Community Boards provide local residents the opportunity to serve as appointed volunteer advisors to help make decisions on land use and zoning, participate in the city budget process, and address service delivery in their neighborhoods.
Watch this virtual panel discussion and Q&A; offering insights on how some Queens districts are tackling important issues; handling concerns stemming from the pandemic; and learn how to become involved with your local community board.
District Manager - Queens Community Board 4
District Manager - Queens Community Board 11
Branding 101: Tips for Effective Outreach & Communications (VIDEO)
Good Leaders Know How to Spread the Word to Others.
Effective community leaders and organizers share similar characteristics and traits that allow them to inspire and mobilize others towards definitive actions to improve their community.
This workshop shows you the necessary steps towards creating a distinct identity for your community partnership. Learn how to attract and engage supporters using the power of brand recognition.
- How to Develop a Strong (and Positive) Identity
- How to Create the Right Message for Your Audience
- How Do I Build My Brand?
- Who is the Right Storyteller for Your Brand?
- How Do I Shape What Others See & Hear?
This workshop is part of our Fundamentals of Community Leadership series. It is ideal to all adults; with an emphasis on individuals -- local residents, professionals, and community advocates interested in making a difference.
Tips to Improve Presentation & Public Speaking Skills (VIDEO)
This session offers an overview of best practices to identify and help improve your facilitation skills; leading to stronger public speaking; and giving stronger presentations.
We will offer tips to overcome common mistakes made in both the preparation and delivery of your information.
- How to Organize Your Information
- How to Develop Talking Points
- What Works Better: Notes or Script?
- The Danger of Overusing PowerPoint
This is ideal for individuals with limited facilitation and teaching skills; and seeking information to begin building a solid foundation towards feeling comfortable speaking in front of small groups of 10-15 people.
Civic Engagement & Leadership
Community leadership is unique and unlike other positions. Individuals motivate and inspire others to action. They are insiders who can articulate the beliefs, hopes, and needs of their community.
A community partnership or “coalition” is a group of local partners who work together to solve shared problems impacting multiple sectors.
Cultural competency or "equity, diversity and inclusion", is the understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and similarities within and between groups.