Community change is about seeing the possibilities

Community change is about seeing the possibilities

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Kathy Baylis

In the last blog, I wrote about turning outward, which is one of the tools taught by Rich Harwood and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.

How will things be different if we turn outward and use other tools taught by Rich and his team? How will it impact our community, our organization and us, as individuals?

Imagine, if you will, a new and innovative approach to community conversations that informs decisions we make before we make them. Imagine authentic community change and a genuine shared can-do attitude that encourages action on some of our most challenging issues.

Organizations will exhibit enhanced leadership and new competencies that position them to be stronger in the community. Organizations that are focused and aligned will make tangible progress on issues. There will be an environment of innovation and learning.

As individuals, we have more energy to tackle issues and reconnect with people in meaningful ways. We are inspired and have hope that we can make real progress. Action and engagement become a way of life.

Imagine that,  if you will...


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