Initiatives of Change is ready to meet your requests for programs and services. These might include:
Program consultation and design
Workshops on leadership training, team development and trustbuilding
Dialogue facilitation to bridge community divisions
Walking through history, experiential learning for acknowledging and healing history.
To assist with community programs and dialogues we offer a number of downloadable resources.
Connecting Communities is a 127-page handbook containing stories and resources related to personal and community change.
This six-part community dialogue program has been used in cities across the nation and has served as a model for dialogue programs internationally. Its emphasis is on personal responsibility and self-awareness has enabled participants to engage safely with others in honest conversation.
The Unpacking the Census: The New Realities of Race, Economics, and Jurisdiction is a project conceived, researched and designed by Dr. John V. Moeser, renowned urban planning expert, Senior Fellow at the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond, and a member of the Hope in the Cities Council. It has been part of a public process to educate citizens about the facts of poverty in metropolitan Richmond, Virginia, and to mobilize community support for action.
The stories and case studies in Rob Corcoran's bookTrustbuilding describe a process for community change based on personal change, honest dialogue, healing the wounds of history and building new partnerships across traditional boundaries. This study guide provides questions to stimulate reflection, conversation and action.
Dr. David Williams of Harvard University, leading scholar on the social determinants of health, spoke at a Community Trustbuilding Forum in Richmond, VA, on October 7, 2014 on "Building a healthier future for all." Download his presentation
Please also check the list of books, films and DVDs in the IofC Books and Media Catalog. Many can be used as conversation starters.