Every day, Parkersburg residents drive past a sign on their way in and out of town that reads: “We see that sign every day, but how often do we think about what it means?” said Jean Ambrose, a Wood County resident. Nearly 60 Mid-Ohio Valley (MOV) community members—including seven of nine Parkersburg City Council members—came… Read More What’s Next, Wood County? Asks Tough Questions
This one-hour webinar presents information on the importance of community discussions, the vital role of the people facilitating those discussions, the types of discussion processes and the different situations where they work best. [Audio begins about 00:00:50.] The webinar mentions five handouts, which you can download here: Asking Powerful Questions Safe Neighborhoods Guide – Huntington… Read More Webinar: Facilitating Community Discussions
This one-hour webinar provides information about bringing “What’s Next, West Virginia?” to your community. What’s Next is a framework designed to encourage talking, thinking, and actions based on West Virginians’ own ideas for building a more vibrant and diverse local and statewide economy. Much work is already underway across WV to strengthen local economies. What’s Next, WV?… Read More Webinar: Bring “What’s Next” to Your Community
In a recent post, I mentioned my attendance at a Training for Change (TFC) workshop. Another TFC exercise that I found really insightful was what TFC calls “Team Types.” The exercise was introduced by a story, shared by Katey, one of the trainers, about the experience of organizing the 2011 March on Blair Mountain. In her… Read More Are you missing a key team member?
A few weeks back, I attended a workshop offered by Training for Change at West Virginia Wesleyan College. This workshop was called Training for Social Action Trainers, and it was quite an experience. Here’s the beginning of the description of one of these workshops, from the Training for Change website: “WHY THIS WORKSHOP? Training and facilitation… Read More Training for Change “training for trainers” workshop