The Community Coaching Website. Community coaches work with local leaders and social change organizations. Working with a coach is a strategy to set goals, take action, make better decisions and develop natural strengths. Successful coaches focus on outcomes, but not at the expense of the process. They are attuned to the need for balance.
You can request a free “e-book” copy of the field guide by filling out a short form at this site. This book is a 108-page guide to concepts, tools, and examples of coaching that supports individuals, coalitions, groups, and institutions engaged in shaping and sustaining community change. It incorporates examples from rural and urban settings along with tips and tales from over a dozen experienced practitioners. The Guide was developed by Mary Emery, PhD., Ken Hubbell, and Becky Miles-Polka with support from the W. K. Kellogg, Annie E.
This 90-minute webinar focused on what it takes to establish parent education programs in prisons and the latest research-based program resources. It is aimed at educators interested in creating programs for incarcerated parents and providing support to nurture relationships between these parents and their children.
This is an archived version of "Together We Thrive: Intergenerational Programs and Possibilities" webinar conducted May 2012. The training introduced participants to the interdisciplinary field of intergenerational programming and covered the latest initiatives aimed at increasing interaction, cooperation, and mutual support between the generations. The presenters highlighted strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating intergenerational programs.
Online training to learn the challenges and rewards of working with faith-based audiences and organizations and assist Extension professionals partner with the faith-based community in implementing educational programs.
This is the archived recording of the Building Family, School and Community Connections for Greater Program Intensity webinar conducted by the CYFERnet Parent/Family and CYFERnet Community Editorial Boards, November 16, 2010. The webinar focuses on using an ecological model to strengthen the interface between families, schools and communities and thus maximize program outcomes.
Every organization has something that works well that can serve as a starting point for positive change. Using Appreciative Inquiry, a way of discovering what gives life, energy, and strength to our organizations, we can build on this competency to lead our organizations or communities to the solutions they seek. This inquiry produces information that can be used to catapult organizational innovation, planning and change.
This essay provides an overview of two different but potentially complementary approaches to poverty reduction: “community-building and social justice pathways to community vitality” and “work pathways to economic self-sufficiency.” It then discusses the role of advocacy in developing policies that can support these approaches.
The primary purpose of the Resource Guide is to provide leaders in the early childhood (0-8) field with an introduction to current resources and best practices across the country in developing such information systems. The Resource Guide itself provides an overall narrative that describes the importance of third grade reading and the need for a 0-8 approach to achieving it and then outlines major resources and best practices in developing the information systems needed to achieve that end.
Need to jump start community change? Have you considered Community Coaching? Sports coaches work to keep groups focused on a goal - winning a game. Life coaches help focus individuals on a goal. Community Coaches partner with communities to focus and achieve goals! With the goal of putting information at the fingertips of professionals working to strengthen and build sustainable community change efforts, these and many more resources are available on CYFERnet.