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    1. 1. City Consultations What’s a City Consultation? Dr. Jon L Sharpe Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address] Co-author of, Street Signs: A New Look at Urban Ministry
    2. 2. What’s a Consultation? <ul><li>An overarching term that refers to the techniques involving a two-way flow of information that offer options for consideration and encourage feedback. </li></ul>US THEM Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    3. 3. Consultation Description <ul><li>“ Consultations, then, are processes rooted in relationships across the city. They connect the powerful with the powerless, and people of need with people of resource. Likewise they connect people who have learned by experience with professors who are instilling the next generation of emerging leaders with the need to learn. This is all about turning cities into labs.” — Ray Bakke </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    4. 4. What is the benefit for our city? <ul><li>Consultations provide an environment to discover and discuss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signs of Hope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solutions to key urban issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To plan specific actions with city-wide support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership development </li></ul></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    5. 5. The why of a consultation <ul><li>Urban leaders are aware of overwhelming need within the city and also aware that others are doing significant need-meeting but they do not typically have the resources or the time to develop cross sector relationships and reflection throughout their city without the assistance of outside input </li></ul><ul><li>Karl Barth— “Grace is an outside gift” </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    6. 6. The Outside Problem <ul><li>Often transactional </li></ul><ul><li>Often insensitive to the city environment and context </li></ul><ul><li>Often out of sync with the local seasons </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    7. 7. Building the city in its context is the consultation way <ul><li>Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor </li></ul><ul><li>Supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-Contractor </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    8. 8. Building a city with consultations Architect Supplier City Contractor Workers Sub-Contractors Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    9. 9. Outside Supplier <ul><li>Products to sell- Environment & Context not the priority </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings constructed to primarily consume the suppliers products </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor and Sub-Contractors are chosen to carry out Suppliers wishes </li></ul><ul><li>Supplier interpretation of the Architectural plans. </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    10. 10. Building a city without consultation Architect Outside Supplier Workers Sub-Contractors City Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address] Outside supplier’s objectives not necessarily the best product for the city
    11. 11. Local Contractor Model <ul><li>Environment & context the priority </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings constructed to meet the need of the community </li></ul><ul><li>Architect, suppliers, and sub-contractors are chosen to provide specialized services where and when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Local contractor interpretation of the Architectural plans. </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    12. 12. Building a city with Consultation Architect Suppliers Sub-Contractors City Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address] Contractor’s understand context and environment of their city and utilize selected suppliers for best products Contractors Suppliers Suppliers
    13. 13. Silo-ed and cross purposed sectors NGO’s Church Business Medical Education Government City Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address] Media
    14. 14. Silo-ed and cross purposed sectors NGO’s Church Business Medical Education Government City Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address] Media Sectors communicating and working effectively for the welfare of the city
    15. 15. Listening to the city <ul><li>Approaching the city as a learner </li></ul><ul><li>Approaching the city to discover Signs of Hope </li></ul><ul><li>Approaching the city to serve </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    16. 16. Consultation Connections <ul><li>Processes birthed in relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting the powerful & powerless </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting resource with vacuum </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting mentoring experience with lack of experience </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    17. 17. Who needs to participate in the Consultation? <ul><li>Consultations provide the environment for networking within a city for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City authorities (government) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private sector (business) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church (faith) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NGO’s (non-governmental social services) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education (public and private) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other stakeholders (interested parties) </li></ul></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    18. 18. People who care <ul><li>Blessers & Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Prophets, Priests, and Kings </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    19. 19. What’s the process for developing a Consultation in my city? <ul><li>Attend a Consultation in Another City </li></ul><ul><li>Determine Timing and Appropriate City Venue </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and Gather an Envisioning Team BIG DEAL! </li></ul><ul><li>Have an orientation and training session for the team at least one year prior to the consultation. BIG DEAL! </li></ul><ul><li>Map and Research Your City </li></ul><ul><li>Select Site Visits and Models of engagement in Your City </li></ul><ul><li>Set date for consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for spiritual insight </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    20. 20. Consultation Designs <ul><ul><li>Summits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City Leadership Consultations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think Tank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sector Consultation </li></ul></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]
    21. 21. When should we have a consultation? <ul><li>When you are ready contact us… </li></ul>Dr. Jon L Sharpe [email_address]