Deepening Connections for Community Healing, Empowerment, and Transformation
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Breauna Dorelus Stacy Brungardt David Park
Community Engagement shouldn't start with a problem or a crisis, but a vision. Oftentimes, organizations do for communities instead of with, create solutions based on perceived needs and not community desires, and us vs. them mentalities can manifest and grow in the process. While we are engaging communities are we actually involved in extraction? Are we creating spaces of trust or fostering momentary transactions? This session will equip you with a holistic approach to engagement that is scalable, flexible, inclusive, and versatile because it is based on relationships. Within an hour, you will learn four mental models and three strategies to grow a shared sense of community that can lead to more civic engagement, healthier communities, and transformative development.
Session Type
Concurrent How To Session
Issue Area
Community Development
Conference Theme 2024
Listen to and act with community