Tools and Techniques

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Stewart Perry reviews Shabecoff and Brophy's inspiring compendium of the paths available to people interested in pursuing community revitalization as a profession.
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This manual is a comprehensive guide for facilitators of the Development Corporation Basics Workshop, an intensive introduction to development corporations and the role they can play in a community's...
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This is a catalogue of over 60 specific methods that communities have used to enhance their economic and social well-being, as well as people and publications to tap for further guidance. It provides...
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An introduction to community economic development for Canadian congregations and clergy. The booklet briefly describes 30 'economic ministries' undertaken by Christians across Canada, and organizes...
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Since 1998, with the assistance of a number of funding agencies and other contributors, CCCR has been exploring the concept of community resilience. At issue is the economic and social vitality of...
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'Entrepreneurial Communities' starts from the assumption that every community can benefit from economic development which is expressly by and for local people. This book first introduces the...
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The link between functional literacy and individual economic self-reliance (and the wide array of social needs and goals that literacy programs can be designed to meet) commonly put literacy...
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Life skills encompass the core communication and self-organization skills that make it possible for people to have a sense of power over their own lives and to contribute to the life of their...
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Human resource planning systematically matches the interests, skills, and talents of individual community members with local long-term goals and economic opportunities. (One of over 60 entries in the...
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Specific, short-term training can be used to fill the gaps in a community's repertoire of skills so local leaders are better able to guide and promote collaborative activities. (One of over 60...