Solving Problems Together in Communities:Principles, Tools and Methods of Community Development Angela M. Holloway, M.H.A. Associate Director for Development Indiana Area Health Education Centers Program
Preview • Key Principles of Community Development • Essential Belief • Tools and Techniques • Tips for Successful Facilitation • Simulation Interaction • Debrief
Objectives • Utilize and implement the community development tools and methods described and practiced. • Facilitate community engagement in a positive and productive fashion.
Key Principles of Community Development • Inclusivity • Questioning • Listening • Identifying Gaps • Developing Consensus
Essential Beliefs • Trust in the group process • Honesty (no hidden agenda) • Confidence in community • A subtler set of beliefs
Tools and Techniques • Stakeholder Identification • Needs Assessment • Sample Agenda • Group Facilitation Guide • Next Steps Planning Tool
Tips for Successful Facilitation • Written Facilitation Guide • Pre-formatted Flip Charts • Timekeeper (silent partner) • Note Taker • Parking Lot
Simulation Interaction • Identify Stakeholders • Define Problem • Identify Needs • Identify Assets • Identify Gaps • Develop Consensus • Develop Next Steps
Debrief and Q&A • What was your group’s experience? • Was there conflict? • Was there consensus? • What questions do you have for each other?
Resources • Corporation for National and Community Service http://nationalserviceresources.org/community-engagement • Participatory Community Development http://participation.110mb.com/What/PCD_principles.htm • The Asset-Based Community Development Institute http://www.abcdinstitute.org/ • USDA Rural Development Toolbox and Technical Assistance http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/ezec/toolbox/index.html • A Grantmaker’s Guide to Community Development • http://www.dcpi.ncjrs.gov/dcpi/pdf/comm_development_a_guide.pdfFuture Search – 8 Principles for Community Development http://futuresearch.net.au/future-search-principles/
Contact Info Angela M. Holloway, M.H.A. Associate Director for Development Indiana Area Health Education Centers Program (IN-AHEC) 714 N. Senate Avenue, Suite 205 Indianapolis, IN 46202 Phone: 317-278-6695 Mobile: 317-319-6461 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.ahec.iupui.edu