Community involvement tools for advancing sustainability

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dc.contributor.author Griswold, Wendy
dc.contributor.author Steichen, Marie en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-25T16:14:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-25T16:14:01Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-25T16:14:01Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1262
dc.description.abstract There are many community involvement and educational tools that can be utilized to support and facilitate the individual, group and institutional transformations required for the development of sustainable communities. The tools to be presented in this workshop include Empowerment Evaluation, transformative learning, service learning, public issue facilitation, and appreciative inquiry. These tools provide mechanisms to build capacity, facilitate critical thinking and action, engage participants, and help stakeholders reach consensus and make decisions. The power of these tools lie in their participatory approaches and the different kinds of conversations each of these processes engenders. Focusing on authentic engagement through public dialogue, transformation through education and reflection, community betterment through Service-Learning, and research and evaluation through collaborative processes, these tools have the ability to move individuals and communities to a higher level of functioning for the community good. This presentation will introduce these tools and provide guidance on how they could be used in a variety of settings to advance sustainability. en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Sustainable communities en
dc.subject Empowerment evaluation en
dc.subject Transformative learning en
dc.subject Service learning en
dc.subject Public issue facilitation en
dc.subject Appreciative inquiry en
dc.title Community involvement tools for advancing sustainability en
dc.type Conference paper en
dc.date.published 2009 en
dc.description.conference 2009 Sustainability Conference, Leading Kansas in Sustainability, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, January 23, 2009 en
dc.contributor.authoreid griswold en
dc.contributor.authoreid steichen en

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