@ Virtual (5 trainings over 6 months)
New Program Launch:
Foundations of Collaborative Community Change
February 1-2, 2021
Leaders from public institutions, non-profit organizations, philanthropic foundations, and social change movements: you are invited to join Foundations of Collaborative Community Change (FC3), a collaborative, experiential training series designed to empower you to learn, practice, and enact strengths-based community change in your communities. Hosted virtually by the Community Innovation Network, this five-part workshop series brings change-makers together across sectors and geography to foster a new culture of collaborative community change.
NOW ENROLLING for 2021. This is an exclusive opportunity to access all 5 Community Innovation Network workshops in a virtual setting. Spots are limited, so sign up today!
Change Agents Unite
Facilitators: Mark Chupp, PhD & Adrianne Fletcher, PhD
Dates: Monday--Tuesday, February 1-2
Participants learn how to use the power of community network organizing as a change agent right where they are. This workshop focuses on how to take an idea or goal and move it forward in a person’s group, organization, or community. Additionally, participants learn how to recognize their own implicit bias and engage others as they build power together to gain traction for making a difference. Skills learned in this training can be used in both formal and informal leadership roles and to support other change agents who are actively working to affect change
Asset Based Community Development
Facilitators: Indigo Bishop, MA & Mark Chupp, PhD
Dates: Monday--Tuesday, March 15-16
Asset Based Community Development builds community from the inside out as residents become producers rather than needy people seeking services. Participants learn the power of asset mapping, a fundamental tool that discovers the gifts of individuals, the power of networks and associations, and local organizations that are then leveraged to create change.
Appreciative Inquiry for Social Change
Facilitators: Mark Chupp, PhD & Carolyn Colleen, PhD
Dates: Wednesday--Friday, May 12-14
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) departs from traditional problem solving by discovering the strengths of an organization or community as the building blocks for creating and implementing a vision for the future. Participants learn how AI can be used in three ways: (1) As a way of living your life or being in the world; (2) As a positive approach to working with change in families, groups, organizations, and communities; and (3) As a five-phase process of learning and change. In this AI Foundations course, participants learn how to develop an appreciative interview, become familiar with the 5-D process and experience this positive change tool by applying it to their own organization or community.
Facilitating Community Conversations
Facilitators: Erika Brown & JP Graulty, MA
Dates: Thursday--Friday, June 17-18
Facilitating Community Conversations prepares change agents to lead effective community conversations with all of the relevant stakeholders in order to achieve their desired outcomes. Participants learn how to facilitate an engaged community conversation, set their meeting up for success, overcome difficult challenges, and facilitate as part of a team. They also learn how to transform community meetings into a platform for more authentic, engaging, strengths-based, and equitable community building, how to value and facilitate differences, and shift power in community building settings in order to create more inclusive, participatory, and equitable outcomes.
Conflict Skills Fundamentals
Facilitators: Mark Chupp, PhD & Erika Jefferson, MS
Dates: Thursday--Friday, July 29-30
Approaches to conflict can vary from prevention and management to resolution and transformation; all of which require a solid set of basic skills for success. In this lively and interactive session, participants will gain an understanding of the nature of interpersonal conflict, including the role emotions and behavior play in conflict escalation. Participants will learn practical skills and strategies for conflict de-escalation and problem solving in order to maximize potential benefits in their own interpersonal conflicts or as a third party intervenor. The use of scenarios and role-plays will serve to enrich learning and allow participants to contemplate the use of these skills outside of the learning environment.
Each workshop will be covered over multiple day-long sessions, held online via Zoom from 9:00am-4:00pm each day.
Mark G. Chupp, MSW, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, where he chairs the concentration in Community Practice for Social Change in the masters of social work program. He also directs international education programs at the Mandel School. His work over the past 25 years has focused on community building, community development and inter-group conflict transformation. Mark holds a Ph.D. in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University, a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. He live in Cleveland, Ohio, a strength-based city that has transformed itself into one of the most vibrant communities in the country.