Program resources

Initiatives of Change is ready to meet your requests for programs and services. These might include:

  • Speaker/presentation
  • 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.
Fee scale for non-profit, corporate and government groups available on request: email or call 804 358 1764

To assist with community programs and dialogues we offer a number of downloadable resources.

Community Dialogue

Connecting Communities Handbook

Connecting Communities Handbook, available from Hope in the Cities Connecting Communities is a 127-page handbook containing stories and resources related to personal and community change.







A Call to Community Dialogue Guide

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. 






Unpacking the Census presentation

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.

Intoduction - Part 1
The data - Part 2
History - Part 3
Intervention - Part 4


Trustbuilding Study Guide

Trustbuilding by Rob CorcoranThe 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.






Trustbuilding Forum Series

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

Workshop handouts

Personal inventory of teambuilding styles
Tips for maintaining a team