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    Dear friends I m sharing my lifework project for feedback and input. Any ideas where i can publish more about this work
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    We started the first nursing high school in Honduras.
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    Dan Kahl, Kris Hains, & Aaron Goodman
    The Community Development Society (CDS) Fellows met in November to discuss the idea of innovation in community change projects. Reflecting on the article, “Should You Agitate, Innovate, or Orchestrate?” ( Battilana, J., & Kimsey, M., Should you Agitate, Innovate, or Orchestrate? Stanford Social Innovation Review, September 18, 2017. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/should_you_agitate_innovate_or_orchestrate ) the fellows discussed the roles each of us play in initiating change and when different roles may be more effective.
    Reflecting on these differing contexts of community encourages us to consider how the needs of the group and situation can dictate the approach to community change. Does the situation require social agitation to raise awareness? Communities may need a loud voice to bring injustice to the public stage, or to raise awareness of the need for change. Leadership of social agitation may push for change and “clear space” for important conversations.
    On another hand, would the community benefit from the leadership of an innovator (or multiple innovators) to design active solutions? Often communities get stuck in indecision or helplessness. The role of innovator helps to identify and design action strategies for the community to move forward. Innovative leadership is often the bridge to overcome existing barriers. Finally, when does an orchestrated approach to change best serve a community? Acting as an orchestrator of change is the role of planning and leading a change adoption strategy.
    Recognizing that each of these roles for creating change serves different purposes, the CDS Fellows discussed examples and applications of each approach within the context of their situation and community. It was determined that, like what happens when asserting effective leadership, the situation, context, shared goals, and needs of the participants ultimately should guide what type of role is most appropriate. So are you an agitator, innovator or orchestrator? What role do you take on within your community? Please post your reactions and thoughts!
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