Alberta Active Communities

Report
ENGAGING FOR CHANGING
for Active, Creative & Engaged Communities
Brenda Herchmer
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
[email protected]
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.
2
What’s an
ACE Community?
3
Key Learning # 1
Focus on
Making
the Shifts
Happen
that will Ensure
Collective
Impact
SHIFT IN
EMPHASIS
FROM
TO
1. Leadership
Traditional,
Business,
Hierarchical
Community
Leadership,
Distributed
2. Outcomes
One Outcome
Multiple Outcomes
3. Power
Top Down
Bottom Up
SHIFT IN
EMPHASIS
FROM
TO
4. Collaboration
Within Silos
Across Silos
5. Involvement
Professionally
Driven
Citizen Driven
6. Timing
Short Term,
Cautious, Reactive
Long term,
Courageous,
Change
Key Learning # 2
Make
Room for
Different
Kinds of
Thinking
Assessing Your Leadership Style
http://www.acecommunities.ca/downloads/
People -Focused Goal-focused
Public
ENERGIZER
ORGANIZER
Private
NURTURER
RESEARCHER
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10
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
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THE ACE
CHANGE
JOURNEY
Three Paths
to Becoming
an
ACE
Community
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Key Learning # 3
Community
Development
Reduces the
Pain of
Change
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?
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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”.
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Community
is about
FEELINGS
1.
2.
3.
4.
a feeling of BELONGING to something or
some group
a feeling of PRIDE in that group
a feeling of being part of something
IMPORTANT and of being INCLUDED
a feeling of NOT BEING ALONE, of
knowing that others in our community will
help us even if they don’t know us
16
Strategies
Typically Used
to Organize
Communities



Social Action
Social Planning
Community Development
(see page 11 larger toolkit)
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Wheel of Community
Engagement
INFORM
CONSULT
INVOLVE
EMPOWER
Communicate
Seek the
Community
Community
information to opinions of the participates in
shares or
the community community
decision
leads decision
making and making power
action
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
Key Learning
#4
Values
Matter
Top 10 Values
of ACE
Communities
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Citizen engagement
Collective responsibility for community building
Integrated delivery systems
Diversity
Creativity
Sustainability
Recreation, parks, arts, culture and heritage are
seen as important to quality of life
Community brand/personality
Strong communication
Status quo is not okay
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Key Learning # 5
Forget About the “Suits”
YOU
can lead the change
22
AGENT OF CHANGE
Understands,
demonstrates and
exerts influence by
building trusting
Relationships.
23
COMMITMENT TO
CONTINUOUS
IMPROVEMENT
Practices
ongoing personal
and professional
growth and
development.
24
BIG PICTURE
THINKING
Utilizes a proactive
systemsthinking/holistic
approach.
25
CATALYST FOR CITIZEN
RESPONSIBILITY
Places a priority on
engaging and
cultivating
community
ownership and
responsibility.
26
QUALITY OF LIFE
ADVOCACY
Has the ability to
work proactively to
promote recreation,
parks, sports, arts,
culture, and
heritage as
services that
deliver essential
benefits.
27
COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
PLANNING
Applies community
development
planning strategies.
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STEPS 1-5
Ensure
Engagement
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Ignite & invite others to participate
Share strengths & successes
Research your community
Define priorities
Engage others who need to be involved
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STEPS 6-10
Reflect a
More Typical
Plan
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Define Vision, Values & Priorities
Describe Purpose
Identify Outcome
Develop Strategies and Take Action
Learn Celebrate and Tell the Story
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monthly newsletter see www.acecommunities.ca.
For more information:
Brenda Herchmer
[email protected]
780.643.1774

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