<ul><li>Can we find solutions to  </li></ul>Design and implementation of reciprocal relationships
Global Balancing Act….
Working Definition Reciprocity   <ul><li>Reciprocity: </li></ul><ul><li>A conceited effort to move from charity to justice...
Characteristics of Reciprocity   <ul><li>Understand the importance of culture: organization, country of origins, community...
Questions…  <ul><li>Are the relationships vice versa?  </li></ul><ul><li>Are we following thru on the promises? </li></ul>...
Questions…  <ul><li>Are we hearing the voices from ALL stakeholders at ALL levels- and are their thoughts, ideas, suggesti...
 
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Can we find solutions to </li></ul>Design and implementation of reciprocal relationships
  2. 2. Global Balancing Act….
  3. 3. Working Definition Reciprocity <ul><li>Reciprocity: </li></ul><ul><li>A conceited effort to move from charity to justice </li></ul><ul><li>(Jacoby, 1996) </li></ul><ul><li>A two-way relationship as opposed to cursory or fragmented </li></ul><ul><li>interactions dominated by one party </li></ul><ul><li>Each party’s contribution is of equal value </li></ul>
  4. 4. Characteristics of Reciprocity <ul><li>Understand the importance of culture: organization, country of origins, community, mission/ value, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making is at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>They have intended and unintended benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Power and privilege are recognized, acknowledged and addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is a dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Resources are not just monetary </li></ul><ul><li>Self-sustaining </li></ul>
  5. 5. Questions… <ul><li>Are the relationships vice versa? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we following thru on the promises? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we doing no harm? What does that mean? </li></ul><ul><li>If we are doing research- is the information being shared back to the communities/ people in a useful manner? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we evaluating our process to learn what can be done better? And are we asking ourselves and partners the hard questions (race, class, gender, privilege, communication, etc)? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questions… <ul><li>Are we hearing the voices from ALL stakeholders at ALL levels- and are their thoughts, ideas, suggestions valued and incorporated? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the communication style appropriate for all parties? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Is the program going to find solutions to social problems </li></ul><ul><li>that will impact all people/ communities?’ </li></ul><ul><li>Does any one ‘dominate’ the communication? </li></ul><ul><li>Are all parties involved in the planning of the program? </li></ul>

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