Event Details

Measurement and Evaluation of Community Engagement

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Mark Holmgren, Vibrant Communities Canada

Building on his plenary presentation at Tamarack Institute's 2017 Community Engagement: The Next Generation, Mark Holmgren will speak to how measuring community engagement is a different challenge than evaluating programmatic outcomes or impact. Topics to be covered will include: the Spectrum of Community Engagement; the relationship between community engagement planning and evaluation; signals of an engaged citizenry that should be factored into community engagement design and measurement; the importance of communicating with the public before, during, and post engagement; and various ways of doing so.

Join us with Mark Holmgren on May 30th at 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT where he will share insights on how to measure community engagement initiatives that are focused on capacity building within a targeted community, and offer some best practice advice on community engagement tools to assist your engagement efforts.




Mark Holmgren

Mark Holmgren is driven by the desire to change community conditions that cause and perpetuate poverty and the marginalization of the vulnerable and disadvantaged. A proven leader of poverty reduction efforts, Mark is known for his innovative eye and his ability to converge big picture thinking with on the ground implementation.

As the Director of Vibrant Communities Canada, Mark leads Tamarack’s engagement of 75 member communities leading local poverty reduction efforts and works with his team to develop learning opportunities and resources that add value to this Pan-Canadian network.

In addition to his ability to facilitate groups of all sizes around strategy development and solution-building, Mark has built and delivered curriculum related to collective impact, community innovation, strategic planning, and non-profit leadership. Mark is a provocative speaker who challenges the status quo and fosters new and innovative ways of seeing and addressing social issues.