Talks and Trainings

Move participatory budgeting forward in your community with one of our talks or workshops. Download a PDF of the options listed below here.

Talk: Introduction to Participatory Budgeting (45-90 min)

Have questions about the basics of participatory budgeting, and how it has worked in communities around North America? Get your questions answered by one of our PBP experts, with an engaging presentation followed by discussion. If desired, we can also include an elected official or community leader who has implemented PB.

Cost: $500 plus travel costs
What you get: 
One PBP speaker; handouts on the basics of PB

Workshop: Introduction to Participatory Budgeting - Short (2-3 hours)

What is participatory budgeting and how has it worked in communities around North America? We'll introduce you to PB, run a demo exercise walking you through an abbreviated PB cycle, and give you easy ways to learn more.

Who should attend: This is a great way to introduce PB to a community, a class, a neighborhood association, or any group that is curious about participatory budgeting.

Cost: $2,000* plus travel costs
What you get: 
One or two PBP trainers; handouts on the basics of PB; consultation before the training to help shape it for your group

Workshop: Introduction to Participatory Budgeting - Full (6-7 hours)

Learn the history of PB in the US and North America, and experience the inner workings of neighborhood assemblies, budget delegate meetings, and voting through full 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.

Cost: $5,000* plus travel costs
What you get: 
Two PBP trainers; resource packets for all attendees including sample project proposal forms, next step ideas, and more; consultation before the training to tailor it to your group.

Workshop: Advanced Tools for Participatory Budgeting (6-7 hours)

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.

Cost: $5,000* plus travel costs

What you get: Two PBP trainers; advanced resource packets for all attendees including sample project proposal forms, next step ideas, guidelines for getting started, and more; consultation before the training to tailor it to your group.

*Prices reflect costs for groups up to 30 individuals; rates for larger groups will vary.

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