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Community Engagement Workshop

The Community Engagement workshop is a three-day experience designed for churches and faith-based organizations that want
to take a leadership role in transforming their community. This workshop utilizes foresight methodologies as a catalyst for creating a bold vision of a healthy community for future generations.


Community Engagement Workshop Roadmap

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  Workshop Opener

30 min.

full group

  

  Defining Moments

90 min.

full group

  FutureScape – Part 1

60-90 min.

full group



Envision



  FutureScape – Part 2

90 min.

small groups


  Ideal Future Scenarios

3½  hours

small groups

  Common Future – Parts 1 & 2

90 min.

Small groups



Engage



  Common Future – Part 3

60 min.

full group


  Action Planning

3-5 hours

small groups




 
 
Workshop Opener
 
This activity helps break the ice, set expectations, answer general questions, and provide common objectives for the workshop.   back to roadmap
 

Defining Moments

Organizations tend to be more successful in looking ahead five, ten, or twenty years when they first look backward an equivalent number of years. This activity is designed to help leaders map changes in their organization’s past, to gain wisdom and momentum to plan forward.   back to roadmap
 

FutureScape

The objective of the FutureScape activity is to lead a group to the creative edge by exploring all the external trends that currently impact the topic of concern. This is an interactive experience that captures and builds on the rich diversity of participants, reflecting the collective consciousness of this group at this time.  back to roadmap
 

Ideal Future Scenarios

This activity helps participants begin to imagine a better future for your community and to internalize a vision that will motivate them to act toward its implementation. Clear images of an improved future tend to prompt us to make unconscious choices and commitments that bring it into reality.   back to roadmap
 

Common Future

The purpose of this activity is to discover and confirm common ground among all participants regarding elements of an ideal future we all want. The goal is to reach agreement on those things that we are ready, able, and willing to do now without negotiation or needing approval from a higher authority.   back to roadmap
 

Action Planning

The purpose of this activity is to develop a self-managed implementation plan. Participants are ready to join with others who share a common interest and make a public commitment to work toward team goals.   back to roadmap


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