Presentation on theme: "ENGAGING FOR CHANGING for Active, Creative & Engaged Communities Brenda Herchmer Alberta Recreation and Parks Association"— Presentation transcript:
ENGAGING FOR CHANGING for Active, Creative & Engaged Communities Brenda Herchmer Alberta Recreation and Parks Association firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Session Outcomes Participants will leave the session with an awareness of how to: 1. Describe community development/community building and its relevance to Kids at Hope 2.Apply community development beliefs and approaches to “engaging for change” and “collective impact” 3.Use 5 key learnings to help facilitate community change and growth.
LEFT BRAIN (Tree Thinking) uses logic detail oriented facts rule words and language present and past math and science acknowledges order/pattern perception reality based forms strategies practical safe RIGHT BRAIN (Forest Thinking) uses feelings “big picture" oriented imagination rules symbols and images present and future philosophy & religion can "get it”(i.e. meaning) believes appreciates spatial perception presents possibilities impetuous risk taking 11
12 THE ACE CHANGE JOURNEY Three Paths to Becoming an ACE Community
Key Learning # 3 Community Development Reduces the Pain of Change
14 Community Development: What is it? Pair and Share to: 1. Discuss what we mean by the word “community” 2. Discuss what we mean by the word “development”. 3. What does it mean when the two words are combined?
15 Community Development Community development is supporting people to build the relationships that will enrich lives, grow their community, and provide opportunities “Action that is purposively directed toward altering local conditions in a positive way” “Providing a culture that facilitates the empowering of individuals and groups of people to effect change in their own communities”.
Community is about FEELINGS 1. a feeling of BELONGING to something or some group 2. a feeling of PRIDE in that group 3. a feeling of being part of something IMPORTANT and of being INCLUDED 4. a feeling of NOT BEING ALONE, of knowing that others in our community will help us even if they don’t know us 16
Social Action Social Planning Community Development (see page 11 larger toolkit) Strategies Typically Used to Organize Communities 17
Wheel of Community Engagement INFORM Communicate information to the community CONSULT Seek the opinions of the community INVOLVE Community participates in decision making and action EMPOWER Community shares or leads decision making power Source: Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment and Department of Primary Industries, Effective Community Engagement Workbook and Tools Version 2 January 2004. http://www.cbt.infoxchange.net.au/cbrs/CommEngageWorkbook.pdf http://www.cbt.infoxchange.net.au/cbrs/CommEngageWorkbook.pdf
Top 10 Values of ACE Communities 1. Citizen engagement 2. Collective responsibility for community building 3. Integrated delivery systems 4. Diversity 5. Creativity 6. Sustainability 7. Recreation, parks, arts, culture and heritage are seen as important to quality of life 8. Community brand/personality 9. Strong communication 10. Status quo is not okay 20
Key Learning # 5 Forget About the “Suits” YOU can lead the change