Professional Certificate Program in  Community Engagement Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum
Community Engagement  Professional Certificate Program  Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum THE LENSES TH...
Community Engagement  Professional Certificate Program   Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum THE LENSES T...
Community Engagement  Professional Certificate Program   Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum THE LENSES T...
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Community Engagement  Professional Certificate Program   Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum INDIVIDUAL L...
Community Engagement  Professional Certificate Program   Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum INDIVIDUAL L...
Community Engagement  Professional Certificate Program   Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum INDIVIDUAL L...
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Community Engagement  Professional Certificate Program   Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum PARTNERSHIP ...
Community Engagement  Professional Certificate Program   Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum PARTNERSHIP ...
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  1. 1. Professional Certificate Program in Community Engagement Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum
  2. 2. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum THE LENSES THROUGH WHICH WE FOCUS INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL NETWORK INSTITUTION
  3. 3. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum THE LENSES THROUGH WHICH WE FOCUS > The Approaches < INDIVIDUAL >Leadership< SOCIAL NETWORK >Organizing< INSTITUTION >Community Building<
  4. 4. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum THE LENSES THROUGH WHICH WE FOCUS >The Approaches < - Training Elements - INDIVIDUAL >Leadership< - Skills - SOCIAL NETWORK >Organizing< - Impact - INSTITUTION >Community Building< - Capacity -
  5. 5. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum In summary… INDIVIDUAL >Leadership< - Skills - SOCIAL NETWORK >Organizing< - Impact - INSTITUTION >Community Building< - Capacity -
  6. 6. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum Individual actions lead to impact This language is not ‘absolute’. To some extent some of the words are “interchangeable”. INDIVIDUAL >Leadership< - Skills - SOCIAL NETWORK >Organizing< - Impact - INSTITUTION >Community Building< - Capacity - Social Network have a role in community building Institutions need skills
  7. 7. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum INDIVIDUAL Leadership Skills INSTITUTION Community Bldg Capacity SOCIAL NETWORK Organizing Impact TOOLS TECHNIQUES ACTION STEPS STRATEGIES PROGRAMS INITIATIVES MOBILIZATION VOLUNTEERISM GATHERINGS OUTPUTS
  8. 8. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum INDIVIDUAL Leadership Skills INSTITUTION Community Bldg Capacity SOCIAL NETWORK Organizing Impact TOOLS TECHNIQUES ACTION STEPS STRATEGIES PROGRAMS INITIATIVES MOBILIZATION VOLUNTEERISM GATHERINGS OUTCOMES / RESULTS / CHANGE S pecific <> M easurable <> A ttainable <> R ealistic <> T imely OUTPUTS
  9. 9. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum INDIVIDUAL Leadership Skills INSTITUTION Community Bldg Capacity SOCIAL NETWORK Organizing Impact TOOLS TECHNIQUES ACTION STEPS STRATEGIES PROGRAMS INITIATIVES MOBILIZATION VOLUNTEERISM GATHERINGS OUTCOMES / RESULTS / CHANGE S pecific <> M easurable <> A ttainable <> R ealistic <> T imely OUTPUTS
  10. 10. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum INDIVIDUAL Leadership Skills INSTITUTION Community Bldg Capacity SOCIAL NETWORK Organizing Impact TOOLS TECHNIQUES ACTION STEPS STRATEGIES PROGRAMS INITIATIVES MOBILIZATION VOLUNTEERISM GATHERINGS OUTCOMES / RESULTS / CHANGE S pecific <> M easurable <> A ttainable <> R ealistic <> T imely OUTPUTS EVALUATION
  11. 11. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum PARTNERSHIP COLLABORATION COALITIONS Context
  12. 12. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum PARTNERSHIP COLLABORATION COALITIONS Inclusion Active Participation Tolerance Values
  13. 13. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum PARTNERSHIP COLLABORATION COALITIONS Inclusion Active Participation Tolerance Diversity Diversidad
  14. 14. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum <ul><li>The Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program curriculum reflects NeighborWorks America’s corporate direction highlighted in its Strategic Plan 2007 -2001, which clearly identifies COMMUNITY as a principal value: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We incorporate the views of our various stakeholders and audiences, building on diversity as a strength and working in partnership with others to achieve results. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indeed, NeighborWorks America simple MISSION STATEMENT captures the essence of our work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum <ul><li>Operationally, this mission and values are embedded into various components of the corporation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Assessment Divisions’ Performance Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Building and Organizing Initiatives’ Membership Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Success Measures’ Indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Underwriting’s Grant Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Line of Business’s Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training’s Curriculum Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Levels Outcomes </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum <ul><li>There are also many NeighborWorks venues where community engagement is directly promoted. Key among these are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dorothy Richardson Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NeighborWorks Week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CB&O Initiative’s Membership Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-Family Initiative’s Resident Services </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum <ul><li>Going beyond the Network, the broader field of Community Development has many opportunities for benefiting from the Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program curriculum. These include, among many: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals: Staff, Management, Volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutions: Private, Public, non-Profits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networks: Civic, Professional, Academic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each of this requires its unique marketing approach and present potential collaborative and partnership opportunities. Indeed, each of these has a long list of additional ‘contact points’ for further development, research, recruiting, and relationship building. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum <ul><li>There’s a relative short list of shared knowledge that permeates the Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program curriculum. This includes the (evolving & working) definitions for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Organizing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are also certain principles that key instructors have developed through the years. These serve as a starting point for further discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally, there are certain resources (i.e.: books, magazines, articles, and web-links) that can help provide a solid foundation for our work. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, there are examples of successful real work reflected in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the Action Plans from the CLIs; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the stories from the CB&O and Multi-Family Initiatives members; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dorothy Richardson winners; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Practicum from the CEPCP graduates. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is the combination of these definitions, principles, resources, and examples that create our common language. These are detailed in our web-site: www.nw.org/CEPCP </li></ul>
  19. 19. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum <ul><li>It is within this context that the Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program has a curriculum based on 6 required courses; the first three which are considered the core courses and the other three considered supportive, contextual courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Community Leadership: Who Leads, Why & How </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Community Building: Civic Participation With a Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Community Organizing: Beyond Mobilization, Volunteerism, and Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Working in Diverse Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Partnerships, Collaborations, and Coalitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Evaluating Community Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There is an additional requirement that the Program participant take two electives and complete a Practicum before receiving a certificate. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum <ul><li>Beyond the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTIs) – and Place Based Training (PBTs) – each of the core courses has an additional venue uniquely focused on it: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For “Community Leadership”, there is the annual “Community Leadership Institute” marketed to emerging leaders in the communities served by the NeighborWorks Network. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For “Community Building”, there is the every-other year “Community Building Forum” marketed to organizations and institutions, including local jurisdictions, academia, funders, CDCs and other non-profits CDCs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For “Community Organizing”, there is the every-other year “Community Organizing Symposium” marketed to a similar market, but targeting primarily those directly involved in organizing, outreach, and civic engagement; and, including the practitioners doing the work. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum Who Leads, Why & How Civic Participation With a Purpose Beyond Mobilization, Volunteerism, and Outreach Evaluating Community Engagement NTIs & PBTs In summary… [ INDIVIDUAL ] Community Leadership Institute CLI [ SOCIAL NETWORK ] Community Organizing Symposium COS [ INSTITUTION ] Community Building Forum CBF Working in Diverse Communities Partnerships, Collaborations, & Coalitions
  22. 22. Community Engagement Professional Certificate Program Rationale for Revisions and Layout of New Curriculum THE END

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