Social Change and Social Innovation:   Creating Collaborative Solutions  Tom Wolff Ph.D . <ul><li>Tom Wolff Ph.D.  </li></...
What are collaborative solutions? <ul><li>Doing together that which we cannot do alone </li></ul><ul><li>A collaboration i...
Why collaborative solutions have been encouraged? <ul><li>To create social change </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage social in...
Unique characteristic of  community collaborations <ul><li>Holistic and comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and respo...
Concerns and dysfunctions with Health & Human Service System <ul><li>Fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Duplication of effort...
Story of the  Cleghorn Neighborhood Center
Collaborative Solutions <ul><li>1. Engage a broad spectrum of the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Especially those most di...
Benefits of Involving Grassroots Organizations and Leaders <ul><li>Can reach “high risk” and “yet to be reached” populatio...
The Continuum of Collaboration <ul><li>2.  Encourage true collaboration as the form of exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Definiti...
The Continuum of Collaboration- cont. <ul><li>Collaboration Exchanging information, modifying activities, sharing resource...
Collaborative Solutions cont. <ul><li>3. Practice democracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote active citizenship and empowerme...
Neighborhood Needs Map Domestic Violence Alcoholism AIDS Dropouts Abandonment Homelessness Child Abuse Pollution Rat Bites...
Neighborhood Assets Map Capital Improvement Expenditures Police Vacant Bldgs., Land, etc. Social Service Agencies Welfare ...
Sample assessment questions <ul><li>What are the greatest strengths in the community for supporting our goal/issue? </li><...
Collaborative solutions cont. <ul><li>5. Take action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Address issues of social change and power </li>...
Factors Affecting a Coalition’s Capacity to Create Change <ul><li>Having a clear vision and mission </li></ul><ul><li>Acti...
Barriers <ul><li>Turf and Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Bad history </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to Act  </li></ul><ul><li>La...
Evaluations of coalitions have shown that their outcomes include <ul><li>Creating numerous community changes related to th...
REACH 2010 Boston Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
Boston Blueprint for Action <ul><li>Health Care and Public Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Insurance .  </li></ul></ul...
President-Elect Barack Obama: Community Organizer and Chief  <ul><li>Community organizing and collaborative solutions were...
<ul><li>“ Yes we can” </li></ul><ul><li>  Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be optimistic, it feels better.” </li></ul><ul>...
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  1. 1. Social Change and Social Innovation: Creating Collaborative Solutions Tom Wolff Ph.D . <ul><li>Tom Wolff Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Wolff & Associates </li></ul><ul><li>24 S. Prospect St. </li></ul><ul><li>Amherst, MA. 01002 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.tomwolff.com </li></ul>Panel: Social Innovation, Partnerships and Collaborative Networks Powering a New Future Conference Lisbon , Portugal December 11, 2008
  2. 2. What are collaborative solutions? <ul><li>Doing together that which we cannot do alone </li></ul><ul><li>A collaboration is a group of individuals and/or organizations with a common interest who agree to work together toward a common goal . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From S.Fawcett et.al </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why collaborative solutions have been encouraged? <ul><li>To create social change </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage social innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Expand interventions to the whole community </li></ul><ul><li>To do more with less when there are budget cuts </li></ul><ul><li>To address limitations of the health and human service systems </li></ul><ul><li>To promote civic engagement </li></ul><ul><li>To build healthy communities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Unique characteristic of community collaborations <ul><li>Holistic and comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and responsive </li></ul><ul><li>Build a sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>Build and enhance resident engagement in community life </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a vehicle for community empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Allow diversity to be valued as foundation of the wholeness of the community </li></ul><ul><li>Incubators for innovative solutions to community problems </li></ul>
  5. 5. Concerns and dysfunctions with Health & Human Service System <ul><li>Fragmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Duplication of effort </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on deficits </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to respond to diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Detached from community & clients </li></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Limited and inaccessible information </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of our spiritual purpose </li></ul>
  6. 6. Story of the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center
  7. 7. Collaborative Solutions <ul><li>1. Engage a broad spectrum of the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Especially those most directly affected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrate racial and cultural diversity </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits of Involving Grassroots Organizations and Leaders <ul><li>Can reach “high risk” and “yet to be reached” populations </li></ul><ul><li>Can work with “formal” and informal” leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Know what works in their communities, They are the best architects of solutions </li></ul><ul><li>4. Community organizations are community historians </li></ul><ul><li>5. Promote local leadership, ownership and participation </li></ul><ul><li>6. Create positive “norms” in the community </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Continuum of Collaboration <ul><li>2. Encourage true collaboration as the form of exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions: </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Exchanging information for mutual benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination Exchanging information and modifying activities for mutual benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation Exchanging information, modifying activities, and sharing resources for mutual benefit and to achieve a common purpose. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Continuum of Collaboration- cont. <ul><li>Collaboration Exchanging information, modifying activities, sharing resources, and enhancing the capacity of another for mutual benefit and to achieve a common purpose by sharing risks, resources, responsibilities, and rewards. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From Arthur Himmelman </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Collaborative Solutions cont. <ul><li>3. Practice democracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote active citizenship and empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Employ an ecological approach that emphasizes individual in his/her setting. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build on community strengths and assets </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Neighborhood Needs Map Domestic Violence Alcoholism AIDS Dropouts Abandonment Homelessness Child Abuse Pollution Rat Bites Drug Abuse Welfare Dependency Boarded-up Buildings Unemployment Gangs Illiteracy Lead Poisoning Mental Illness Teenage Pregnancy Broken families T r u a n c y Crime Slum Housing Slum Housing From John McKnight
  13. 13. Neighborhood Assets Map Capital Improvement Expenditures Police Vacant Bldgs., Land, etc. Social Service Agencies Welfare Expenditures Energy/Waste Resources Home-Based Enterprise Gifts of Labeled People Parks Personal Income Associations of Business Citizens Associations Religious Organizations Individual Businesses Individual Capacities Cultural Organizations Fire Depts. Public Schools Higher Education Institutions H o s p i t a l s Libraries Public Information Public Information From John McKnight Primary Building Blocks: Assets and capacities located inside the neighborhood, largely under neighborhood control Secondary Building Blocks: Assets located within the community, but largely controlled by outsiders. Potential Building Blocks: Resources originating outside the neighborhood, controlled by outsiders.
  14. 14. Sample assessment questions <ul><li>What are the greatest strengths in the community for supporting our goal/issue? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the biggest issues in our community? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do to address these issues? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you imagine contributing to the solutions? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Collaborative solutions cont. <ul><li>5. Take action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Address issues of social change and power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build on a common vision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6. Align the goal and the process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Be the change that you wish to create in the world.” (M. Gandhi) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Factors Affecting a Coalition’s Capacity to Create Change <ul><li>Having a clear vision and mission </li></ul><ul><li>Action planning for community and systems change </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and supporting leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation and ongoing feedback on programs </li></ul><ul><li>Technical assistance and support </li></ul><ul><li>Securing financial resources for the work </li></ul><ul><li>Working with conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Making outcomes matter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From Roussus and Fawcett </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Barriers <ul><li>Turf and Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Bad history </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to Act </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of a Common Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to provide and create collaborative leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal organizational structure </li></ul><ul><li>Costs outweigh the benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Not engaging self-interest </li></ul>
  18. 18. Evaluations of coalitions have shown that their outcomes include <ul><li>Creating numerous community changes related to their mission as seen in changes in programs, policies, and practices; </li></ul><ul><li>Reinvigorating civic engagement and increasing the sense of community; </li></ul><ul><li>Creating vehicles to enhance community empowerment; </li></ul><ul><li>Providing significant support to coalition members; </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming incubators and catalysts for innovative solutions to problems facing their communities. </li></ul>
  19. 19. REACH 2010 Boston Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
  20. 20. Boston Blueprint for Action <ul><li>Health Care and Public Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Insurance . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Systems – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Competence -. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Health Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environment and Societal Factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood investment – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs and economic security –. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public awareness –. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of key community institutions – </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. President-Elect Barack Obama: Community Organizer and Chief <ul><li>Community organizing and collaborative solutions were central to his campaign </li></ul><ul><li>His campaign was based on organizing principles. The mantra was: </li></ul><ul><li>Respect Empower Include </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative solutions are in his vision and in his acceptance speech </li></ul><ul><li>The reaction of many Americans to the election results was to want to be part of the solution </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>“ Yes we can” </li></ul><ul><li> Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be optimistic, it feels better.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dalai Lama </li></ul><ul><li>Web Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Wolff & Associates </li></ul><ul><li>www.tomwolff.com </li></ul><ul><li>Community Tool Box </li></ul><ul><li>http:// ctb.ku.edu </li></ul>
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