Community and Civic Engagement at the Florence Community Library

The Florence Community Library invites community leaders and members to a two-part workshop series on Community and Civic Engagement! Learn strategies to effectively engage with community members to work toward shared goals.

These workshops are presented by Wholonomy Consulting, and are funded by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, a division of the secretary of state. Wholonomy’s consultants will hold two 3 hour trainings on August 27 and September 3. Both morning and afternoon sessions will be available for each workshop, to make these workshops as accessible as possible.

Workshop 1: Ready, Set, Go! (Part 1)
Date: Thursday, August 27
Morning Session: 9:00 am – Noon
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Working effectively as a team is critical for community leaders. The workshop will begin with an exploration of a new model of shared leadership called Collective Leadership. This framework will help leaders think about what’s possible when leadership is shared and cultivated within teams and organizations and across organizations. Collective Leadership can help leaders work together effectively toward shared program, organizational, and community goals.

Participants will learn about two approaches to positive change, called Appreciative Inquiry and Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). These approaches identify community strengths – and then apply those toward community goals.

Participants will also be introduced to Polarity Management. Polarities are forces that seem opposed, but are actually both required for a good outcome. Examples include stability and change, vision and reality, and quantity and quality. Utilizing strategies, groups can recognize new perspectives and possibilities to get unstuck and move forward.

Workshop 2: Ready, Set, Go! (Part 2)
Date: Thursday, September 3
Morning Session: 9:00 am – Noon
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this workshop, participants will explore a new and emerging framework of community change called Collective Impact. This is a multi-organizational approach to community change that involves aligning organizational work towards shared community goals. Critical to the success of community engagement and community building are effective meetings. Participants will learn strategies to plan effective meeting agendas, and facilitate successful meetings.

These sessions are free, and open to all members of the public. Whether you’re a business owner, a member of an organization or just an interested citizen looking to become more involved in your community, your contribution to these sessions will be valued!

For more information, or to sign up for one or more sessions, please contact the Florence Community Library at (520) 868 – 8311.

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