A look at the catalytic stage of community development

A look at the catalytic stage of community development

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Juliana Musheyev

Editor's Note: Juliana Musheyev, of SCOPE, was a participant in the Aspirations to Actions Public Innovators Lab last month. 

The video illustrates the catalytic stage of community development -- part of The Harwood Institute's five stages of community life -- in which there are various transitions happening in people’s outlook and strategies. Instead of partnering with the usual suspects, they are seeking new partnerships, and instead of using the same old strategies, they are taking risks.

It’s meant to show how the catalytic stage is all about transition from old to the new, but at the same time the new way of doing things hasn’t fully taken hold and isn't yet institutionalized. It demonstrates elements of the old interacting with the new.


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