2021 Webinar Equity, Engagement, and Civic Leadership (1)

Equity, Engagement, and Civic Leadership: How Does Your Community Rate?

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Speakers: David Chrislip, Patti Schmitt, and Liz Weaver

We are in a time of disruptive change. In communities, citizens are making their voices heard through formal and informal networks and movements. Many of these movements are having a powerful impact on issues of equity, justice, and inclusion. How can deep, durable, and sustainable change in our communities be the result of citizen movements.

In 2020, David Chrislip, David MacPhee and Patti Schmitt engaged 34 thought leaders to provide input into the design of a Civic Capacity Index. The Civic Capacity Index measures the degree to which communities and community leaders are engaged in creating welcoming and thriving communities.

There are seven areas profiled in the Civic Capacity Index – collective leadership, confronting racism and injustice, institutional synergy, engaging civic culture, organic coalitions, purposeful collaboration and leading together.

The Civic Capacity Index is currently being tested in several communities across the US and is providing those communities with insights about their civic capacity strengths and gaps. Join us to learn more about the genesis of the Civic Capacity Index. David and Patti will share the process which guided the development of the Index and their hopes for how the Civic Capacity Index might transform communities and community leaders.are in a time of disruptive change. In communities, citizens are making their voices heard through formal and informal networks and movements. Many of these movements are having a powerful impact on issues of equity, justice, and inclusion. How can deep, durable, and sustainable change in our communities be the result of citizen movements.

Join us to learn more about the genesis of the Civic Capacity Index. David and Patti will share the process which guided the development of the Index and their hopes for how the Civic Capacity Index might transform communities and community leaders.are in a time of disruptive change. In communities, citizens are making their voices heard through formal and informal networks and movements.

- The WIN Network (well-being in the nation) highlighted David Chrislip’s paper “Civic Capacity, Race, and COVID-19” in their December newsletter

- "Civic Capacity Building in COVID-19 Recovery Planning in Rural America” was the cover article of the fall/winter edition of Rural Connections:

- Read The New Civic Leadership by David Chrislip

 

Register for this webinar below. All registrants will receive a full recording of the webinar, a copy of the slides, and a collection of links and resources. 

Speakers

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David Chrislip
For more than 4 decades, David Chrislip has been working to build civic capacity through civic leadership development and collaboration. His career has taken him from the National Outdoor Leadership School and Outward Bound to the American Leadership Forum, the National Civic League, and the Kansas Leadership Center. He is Principal of Skillful Means and Senior Fellow at the Kansas Leadership Center. He’s the co-author with Ed O’Malley of For the Common Good: Redefining Civic Leadership (KLC Press, 2013); the co-author with Carl Larson, of Collaborative Leadership: How Citizens and Civic Leaders can Make a Difference (Jossey-Bass, 1994); and author of The Collaborative Leadership Fieldbook (Jossey-Bass, 2002).



Patti SchmittPatti Schmitt
Patti Schmitt is the Community Development Director for the Office of Engagement and Extension at Colorado State University. In this role, she works closely with Colorado communities to address complex social, health, economic and safety challenges. Additionally, she is the Director of a unique leadership program called the Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) of Colorado at CSU Extension. FLTI is a community-based leadership program that utilizes an evidence-based curriculum to build community member capacity to be leaders in addressing local challenges in collaboration with content experts and decision makers. The mission of the FLTI Collaborative is to bridge the gap between decision makers and community members so that communities can better learn, plan and act together and targets community members who are often left out of community decision making process.

 

Liz Weaver 1Liz Weaver
Liz Weaver is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute where she is leading the Tamarack Learning Centre. The Tamarack Learning Centre has a focus on advancing community change efforts and does this by focusing on five strategic areas including collective impact, collaborative leadership, community engagement, community innovation and evaluating community impact. Liz is well-known for her thought leadership on collective impact and is the author of several popular and academic papers on the topic. She is a co-catalyst partner with the Collective Impact Forum and leads a collective impact capacity building strategy with the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 

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