This workshop consists of two parts; a Morning Session with Megan Godbey, and an afternoon session with Joy Bronson.
Morning Session with Megan Godbey
Join us in exploring what we can do to further empower our Nashville community through social change with Megan Godbey, the Adult Education Systems Manager for the Nashville Public Library. Collective Impact is a type of social change framework for bringing people together to work differently toward a common mission. In this session, learn what the Collective Impact framework is and how this approach can create community-wide change. Participants will learn what types of problems are best suited for Collective Impact (CI) and how this large-scale work can be structured to increase success.
• Identify the five conditions of the CI framework
• Describe the evolution of the CI framework (CI 3.0)
• Determine which types of social problems are best suited for the CI approach
• Explain the difference between technical and adaptive problems
Afternoon Session with Joy Bronson
Equity has become a national buzzword since our 2021 Presidential Inauguration. But what is equity, and why does it matter in systems change and community impact? What does it look like, and how do we practice for genuine and meaningful impact here in Nashville? Joy E. Bronson of CauseImpact, LLC will facilitate this introductory session on understanding equity as a work of community engagement and practice--and why it’s critical to begin practicing right where we are now.
• Interconnecting the importance of equity as itself a condition of successful systems change work.
• Understanding the historical and present reality of the construction of systemic inequities--and so why they must be deconstructed to achieve equity.
• Exploring the distinction between awareness, education, and practice.
• Understanding the importance of equity practice in our own roles and spaces of power to become successful and competent in practice organizationally.
Suggested Career Path: Community Leader (Those who are involved in advocacy, policy change, want to learn more about how to harness your leadership skills to be a part of creating community change)