Mapping Engagement

Informal networks can both assist and hinder us in our work to influence positive change. But where do we begin?

About Workshop

Successful community engagement relies on being able to surface our assumptions about the system we are seeking to influence and to think carefully about where the “hidden” linkages between people and groups can be most successfully leveraged.

Workshop Details

Led by organization and leadership consultant Ingrid Richter and Mary Pat MacKinnon, Principal, Engagement Matters, this dynamic and interactive workshop will introduce you to network mapping. We’ll expand your perspective on the system you are seeking to influence and develop ideas about how to harness the power of your existing networks.  You will leave with fresh ideas about how to engage and mobilize stakeholders strategically.

About Ingrid Richter:


Ingrid has 35 years of experience in leadership development focused on government, non-profit and business settings. She is particularly interested in supporting the development of change agents who are working on social development and change in many different settings. As executive-in-residence at Telfer she develops and delivers leadership programs for a wide variety of clients in the private, non-profit and health and public sector. As a partner in Threshold Associates, she has done many international projects supporting leadership development, multi-stakeholder engagement, organizational learning, and capacity-building.

About Mary Pat MacKinnon:

Mary Pat is a seasoned engagement professional, with a large portfolio of projects, dealing with complex issues at the community, regional, national and international levels. She has experience and expertise in management, policy, government affairs, writing, facilitation, and stakeholder, public and community engagement. She writes and presents on the theory and practice of engagement and social change for diverse audiences at home and abroad.

She has led many engagement projects (public, stakeholder, member, employee and community) across the policy landscape. With expertise in government affairs, policy and research, she served as the first director of Canadian Policy Research Networks’ Public Involvement Network. A constant in Mary Pat’s career has been a commitment to strengthening civic life in Canada and abroad.

Join Us

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Innovation Centre at Bayview yards.

Registration at 5pm – feel free to bring your dinner!

Workshop from 5:30 – 8:30pm

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. Tickets are $50