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Introduction
What is an ACE Community?
What is Community Development?
About Communities
Increasing Importance of Community
Developing as an ACE Community
What Makes a Community Successful?
Finding a Community Personality
Embracing the Concept of Being a Creative Community
Nurturing Creative Communities
Becoming an ACE Community
Leadership for ACE Communities
About Leadership
About Community Leadership
What Does it Take to be a Community Leader?
Competencies for Community Leaders
Competency 1: Agent of Change
Believe You Can Make a Di erence
Demonstrate Awareness that People Communicate in a Variety of Ways
Adapting Your Communication Style to Meet the Needs of Others
Male vs. Female Communication
Speaking in Public
Communicating Concisely
People Learn in a Variety of Ways
Preferred Learning Styles
There are Di erent Kinds of Individual Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Identify and Facilitate the Removal of Attitudinal Barriers to Change
Supporting Individual Change
Supporting Community Change
Community Change Strategies
Applying Strategies for Building Trust
Understanding Political Governance
E ective Political Leadership
E ective Media Strategies
Triggering Media Interest
Utilizing the Power of Storytelling
Apply Appropriate Social Media Strategies
Enabling Groups and Organizations to Collaborate and Achieve Synergy
Applying Diverse Facilitation Models, Skills, and Techniques
Valuing Both Fact-based and Intuitive Knowing
Modeling Optimism and Hope
The Importance of Philanthropy
Scan for Trends and Issues
Enhance Your Knowledge and Broaden Your Perspective
Presenting Yourself and Your Brand
Know and Live Your Values
Model Integrity and Ethical Behaviour
Know Your Heritage and the Learning it Provides
Promote the Value of Learning
Ongoing Learning
Learning in the Workplace
Life and Career Goals and Plans
A Plan for Learning
Seeking Opportunities for Mentors and Mentoring
Healthy Life Balance
Learning to Take Care of Yourself
Laughter Can Be the Best Medicine
Taking Care of Our Body and Our Spirit
Competency 3: Big Picture inking
Acknowledge Symbiotic Relationships
Strategies for Learning About Your Community
Understanding the Business, Government, and Social Pro t Sectors
The Bene ts of Working in a Social-Pro t
Social Capital and Asset-based Approaches
Generate Creative Thinking and Innovation
Nurture Social Innovation and Creative Environments
Nurturing Innovators
Social Innovation
Creative Environments
Engineering Creative Environments
Developing Teams and Coalitions
What Makes a Valuable Team Member?
What Makes a Valuable Team Leader?
Developing Diverse Teams
Aboriginal Learnings
Importance of Immigrants
Supporting Collaboration
Recognizing and Responding to Complexity
A Foundation for Responsibility
Believing Citizens are Capable
Each Person has Knowledge, Experience, and Skills
Community Gathering Places
Apply a Community Development Approach
Seek Diverse Viewpoints
Encouraging Everyone to Contribute
Articulating Community Values
Foster Receptiveness to Alternatives
Develop Partnerships and Collaboration
Implementing Strategies to Facilitate Community Change
Facilitate Consensus Building
Mobilize Resources
Supporting Investment in Volunteer Development
Utilizing the Power of Information Technology
Articulate the Bene ts of Recreation and Parks
Experiencing the Bene ts of Recreation
The Bene ts of Outdoor and Family Recreation
Applying Knowledge of Policy Advocacy as it Relates to Community Change
Collaborating with Others to In uence Public Policy
Advocating the Importance of Civility and Kindness
Articulate Community Development
Importance of Planning
Advocate a Community Development Approach to Planning
Types of Plans
Facilitation Models and Skills
Strategies for Engaging Others in the Planning Process
Implementing Appropriate Research Strategies
Outcome Measurement
Develop Vision, Values, and Purpose
Strategies and Action Plans
It will be Challenging and Amazing
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Leadership

Leadership

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If communities are to tackle complex issues and support the transformational change needed for an uncertain future, a new and different kind of leadership is required. This book provides the practical how-to for making it a reality. Presented as six competencies for community leadership, each is expanded with indicators and stories illustrating what can be done to ensure active, creative, engaged communities. A must-read for anyone who cares and wants to make a difference in their community.
If communities are to tackle complex issues and support the transformational change needed for an uncertain future, a new and different kind of leadership is required. This book provides the practical how-to for making it a reality. Presented as six competencies for community leadership, each is expanded with indicators and stories illustrating what can be done to ensure active, creative, engaged communities. A must-read for anyone who cares and wants to make a difference in their community.

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