Change Makers: Hone Your Skills
Event Date TBD
60 Congress Street, Springfield
Please note this event, originally scheduled for December 4th, has been postponed. Please check back soon for information about the new time and date.
Join us if you're a municipal, non-profit or cooperative leader interested in fostering civic and member participation... AND/OR if you're interested in being more effective as an advocate for change.
1:30 p.m. Welcome and networking
1:45 p.m. Keynote, Professor Joseph Krupczynski, UMass Center for Design
“Engagement – promoting creative community partnerships, linking social and aesthetic territories. What does it take for us to join across race and class to design our future together?”
Joseph has a long history of community work, serving on boards and committees throughout the region and creating the Center for Design Engagement. As part of PVPC’s development of the Sustainable Knowledge Corridor planning project, Joseph and his students worked with PVPC, the United Way Pioneer Valley, and Hampshire County United Way staff to assure participation of residents who are too often left out of traditional planning processes.
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Small-group workshops (choose from one of the following on the next page)
4:45 p.m. End workshops and return to large room
5:00 p.m. Reconvene and wrap-up conversation: “What will we do with our new skills?”
5:30 p.m. Adjourn