discovering community synergy: Bringing together community stakeholders to collaborate and co-create social and economic growth
Discovering who we are as a community is an endeavor worth taking. Following Barbara Marx Hubbard's work and example, Peace Production brings a process together where everyone has a voice, an action, and an impact on the whole community. Key individuals are identified who know the community well and help to bring others to the table for conversations and explorations as to who we think we are and where we would like to go together.
First we identify major players in each of 12 spheres of influence within an already established town, city, or community. These individuals are decision makers with a stake in the success of community growth and the ability to put their money in play.
experience, economic and financial considerations, youth and community education, how we communicate with one another, our physical and cultural environment, and justice for all.
Once the community data is gathered and stakeholders have developed a vision for the community, we set out to invite the greater community's participation. Through educational activities, public events, private conversations, and all available means of disseminating information, we invite the public to participate and bring their piece to the play. Keeping everything light and with the sense of writing a play for our future... we can have fun along the way together.
We may find there are specific stakeholders missing from the group. How can we engage, inspire, or draw in those who complete our community? What services are lacking? What business would enhance our image and big picture vision? Who knows someone with the skills we are looking for? What would draw that person to the table? How CAN we work together for the greater good of our own community?
who are you? what is your role?