Ordinary Communities Achieving Extraordinary Results: Doing Community Development
Track Leader: Vaughn Grisham
Participants are introduced to the basic elements and components of community development. Building on that introduction, we share the positive experiences of places like those from which our class members come. We then move to engaging the track teams in actual case studies in which the participants are able to solve problems similar to or identical to the major issues of their places. We draw on more than thirty years of experience in the field of community development to walk the class through each step of problem-solving and project evolution.
This track is limited to Community Teams.
(Each community team must have at least 3 participants.)
|Dr. Vaughn Grisham is the director of the McLean Institute for Community Development at the University of Mississippi where he has taught for the past 40+ years. He has authored several books and numerous articles, including Tupelo: The Evolution of the Community and Hand in Hand: Community and Economic Development. He has helped establish leadership programs in more than 300 counties and has done community development work in more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces. He published a leadership manual, Link 2000, for the Southern Growth Policies Board.In addition, Dr. Grisham’s most recent research has centered on Extraordinary Results in Ordinary Communities, an occasional paper published by the Kettering Foundation.|