Engaging Communities: It’s all about relationships! examines how the CYFAR Core Competencies "Engaging with the Community" skills influence and inform our work with CYFAR audiences and vulnerable populations. Join us as we discuss the ways in which engaging in Peter Block’s 5 essential conversations with communities enhances belonging, ownership, and commitment. The presenters will draw on their experience working with diverse communities and facilitating appreciative conversations to showcase how improving these skills-can help us build stronger relationships with the community, thus becoming more effective educators and community partners. Be prepared to be challenged and be part of conversations about the complexity of creating authentic relationships.