Training

As specialists in public involvement, Praxis also develops training modules for clients. Generally, these are supplemental to the broader public involvement process.  Our citizen training programs have three main purposes: 1) Provide participants with sufficient technical background to participate more effectively; 2) Help citizens to work together more effectively; and 3) Teach citizens about a particular topic so they can subsequently train others.

Our citizen training modules incorporate a variety of formal and informal techniques depending on the project’s goals. Examples of the tools we commonly use include seminars, workshops, simulation games, round-table discussions, and audio-visual materials.

In addition to citizen focused training modules, Praxis professionals also train facilitators and develop comprehensive tool kits to enable clients to plan and host their own forums.

Featured Project

Alberta Parks: Survey of Alberta's Priorities for Provincial Parks

In the summer of 2008, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation commissioned Praxis to conduct a study of Alberta park users to assess their views regarding park programs, facilities, and services. The research and consultation efforts focused on park visitors, as well as non-visitors, which included individuals who had not visited…