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Bringing the Community to the Table

Submitted by Donna Jean Fors... on November 7, 2011 - 8:59am
Resource Type: Audio Seminar | Speaker: Paul Born

What happens when the leaders of social-change efforts talk to people as equals in their mission to help the community? What can be achieved when the banker, university president, and food bank chief executive no longer see themselves simply as representatives of their organizations?

Thinking of every community member as part of a team can create powerful results, says Paul Born, president and co-founder of Tamarack, an Institute for Community Engagement in Ontario, Canada.

In this episode of Making Change, Paul offers ways to get people with widely different backgrounds and community roles to focus on their common hopes and intentions instead of the institutional affiliations that divide them.

Listen to the podcast here.