Join the Participatory Budgeting Project for a full-day introductory or advanced training on participatory budgeting. These trainings benefit government staff, elected officials, non-profit groups, and anyone looking for a hands-on, interactive lesson on implementing participatory budgeting.

Introduction to Participatory Budgeting

Learn the history of PB in North America, and experience the inner workings of neighborhood assemblies, budget delegate meetings, and voting through demo exercises. Gain a better sense of strategies and next steps for moving PB forward in your city.

Who should attend:

Anyone interested in planning and advocating for PB in their community. The workshop is especially recommended for elected officials, staff, planners, and organizers looking to gain a solid foundation in PB before deciding if and how to move a process forward locally.

Introduction trainings:

Intro to PB Training
Long Beach, CA – Location: TBD
January 28th, 2016
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Learn how you can win more community control over your community dollars. Registration is open now.
Space is limited. Participation is open to all, however, priority will be given to participants from organizations connected to the California Endowment’s 14 Building Healthy Communities Program Sites and Long Beach residents.

Advanced Tools for Participatory Budgeting

Learn about the newest innovations and best practices in PB from across North America and the world. Practice applying new skills and techniques through demo exercises, and strategize about how to integrate them into your PB process.

Who should attend: Anyone who is already playing a lead role in implementing PB in their community. The workshop is especially recommended for staff, planners, and organizers looking to improve their PB processes and build stronger community engagement skills.

Advanced tools trainings: