2 Responses to “Participation vs. Engagement – Here is the Difference”

  1. Faith M. Brodie

    participation vs. engagement?? Great question. I see the difference as being dependent upon how the participant defines it. A participant can have one interaction with the office and/or entity and feel very engaged. The engagement comes from their efforts to address public concerns and promote the quality of the community. They can do that through one action or several continuous actions.

  2. John Stephens

    Faith Brodie – a nice point that the person/participant’s perspective may make the difference. It does not have to be an extensive exchange for the person/resident to feel they were heard and had some kind of effect. Hoping you have other examples or thoughts on how people setting up participation opportunities work more toward engagement. Thanks.


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