7 Steps to Repair Relationships For Stronger Community Engagement
article and resources: lisa attygalle
intro: What should you do when history, tensions or conflicts get in the way of ongoing community engagement that is in any way authentic and meaningful?
Perhaps the community feels a sense of consultation fatigue, or that past engagements felt tokenistic, or maybe they felt excluded entirely. There is a lack of trust in your organization’s ability to engage in an open and honest way. Perhaps your organization had some former practices that weren’t in the community’s best interest, but you are striving to do things differently. You try to engage but the community still holds this baggage. And you feel like you’re on your back foot. What do you do next?