CIS 720 Seminar- Talk by Maggie Pulver on Developing a Public Engagement Action Plan

CIS PhD student Maggie Pulver will give a presentation on the topic of  Developing a Public Engagement Action Plan for the ‘Ohana Communications Committee from 4:30 to 5:30 on Monday  Feb 4, in Hamilton Library 3F.  Please join in us !

Developing a Public Engagement Action Plan for the ‘Ohana Communications Committee

In 2013, the Kanaloa 2026 Working Group was formed to create a plan to support the transition from a time of action and reaction towards a path of long-term planning and coordination.  The goals that fall within the scope of this community assessment study include Pilina ‘Āina and ‘Ike Kūhohonu.  The programs that fall under the scope of this community action plan are expanding awareness, access and experience of the ‘āina, and preserving the history of Kanaloa Kaho’olawe. This action plan specifically adressess the development of a new project that falls underneath these programs: the development of a focused and unified public information campaign that uses the website, social media platforms, and a monthly newsletter as means of connecting with the greater PK’O community and donor base. Final decisions regarding the proposed action plan were made around the feasibility of ideas and the likelihood for success based on current resources and potential new inputs.

Maggie Pulver has lived, learned and taught in Hawai’i for the last 13 years.   She first moved to O’ahu in 2005, after graduating from the University of Vermont, to pursue a Master’s of Science at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.  After receiving her MS, Maggie went on to teach at Ho’ala, a small independent school focused on both social and emotional learning, as well as project and place based learning.  There she developed integrated curriculum rooted in culture, interwoven with community, and adaptable to the individual passions of students.  Maggie was recently offered a position with the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission as the teams public information specialist.  Her research focuses on Community Engagement and Social Network Analysis, specifically looking at how to create and grow networked communities that exist in both off-line and on-line settings through the strategic use of place and social media.