Most of our communities are divided economically, politically, racially and spiritually. So we must ask ourselves the following questions: Is what we are doing or planning to do, 1) strengthening the relationships of people 2) treating people as active citizens and stakeholders who can make demands and reciprocate, and 3) challenging people to transform the institutions in which they live and grow?
I believe programs that provide individuals the space for critical self reflection coupled with a framework through which to understand the underlying systemic dynamics that exist in groups, organizations or communities.
Leaders need congruency between the internal and external self, asset based approach that looks at community.
It begins with personal awareness and the willingness to confront the ego.
In today’s ever-changing world, successful leaders must have the skills required to understand and leverage diversity in a way that transcends boundaries and fosters civic engagement for the common good.