Paul Schmitz is coming to New Zealand!

Inspiring Communities is proud to be bringing Paul Schmitz to New Zealand in April. Paul will be starting his NZ trip in Southland, where he will be presenting two workshops. One for community groups and one aimed at government officials and funders. Paul’s visit to Southland is co-hosted by Southland Community Education Programme, in partnership with Venture Southland and Invercargill City Council Community Development.

The workshop Paul will be presenting to both groups is called Community Engagement Matters (now more than ever!) Community engagement is about ensuring that those most impacted by social challenges have a say in designing and implementing solutions.  Their participation and that of their families, neighbours and trusted leaders should be an integral part of achieving results.  The shift in power when community members own and help produce the result leads to greater impact.

This workshop will

  • enhance your community engagement knowledge and skills
  • provide the opportunity to work in small groups
  • allow you to frame ideas and tools in very practical ways, connected to participants’ day to day experience

Click on the PDF brochures to learn more.

Paul Schmitz Community workshop

Paul Schmitz Govt and funder workshop

About our presenter, Paul Schmitz

Paul Schmitz

Paul Schmitz

Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organisations and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He was an advisor to the Obama Whitehouse and is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, the former CEO of Public Allies and a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute.


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