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Consensus organizing : a community development workbook : a comprehensive guide to designing, implementing, and evaluating community change initiatives

Author: Mary L Ohmer; Karen DeMasi
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc., [2009]
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"Consensus Organizing helps students and practitioners begin to think like consensus organizers and incorporate this way of strategic thinking into their lives and their work. Through a wide range of exercises, role-play activities, case scenarios, and discussion questions, this workbook presents the conceptual framework for consensus organizing and provides a practical and experiential approach to understanding and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary L Ohmer; Karen DeMasi
ISBN: 9781452245294 1452245290
OCLC Number: 962772856
Notes: Companion student study site at www.sagepub.com/ohmerworkbookstudy.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 406 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Section 1: Consensus organizing in context. Approaches to community organizing and their relationship to consensus organizing ; How the economic, political, and social context influences low-income communities and community organizing ; Understanding and applying the strategic principles of consensus organizing --
Section 2: What does a consensus organizer do? The process of consensus organizing ; The role of the consensus organizer --
Section 3: The community analysis in consensus organizing: building trust, relationships, and strategies for positive community change. Step one in the community analysis: understanding communities: their history and current conditions ; Step two in the community analysis: understanding and engaging individuals from internal community resources ; Step three in the community analysis: understanding and engaging individuals from external community resources ; Section 3 wrap-up: the community analysis: tying it all together --
Section 4: Consensus organizing strategies and tactics: building on the community analysis to facilitate partnerships and effect change. Building personal relationships by identifying and harnessing mutual self-interest ; Power matters: understanding and using power to build partnerships --
Section 5: Building a future with consensus organizing. Seeding civic participation through youth organizing ; Applying consensus organizing to other fields --
Section 6: Strategies for evaluating consensus organizing and community-level interventions. Designing an evaluation of a consensus organizing intervention ; Evaluating consensus organizing as a community-level intervention.
Responsibility: Mary L. Ohmer, Karen DeMasi.
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