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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TRAINING

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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Executive-Director Community Development
Dr. Dametra Stevenson

 

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LEARNING. PERSONAL. BEHAVIORAL. HEALTH. GROWTH. DEVELOPMENT

 Introduction To Community Development Training 

This outline covers key aspects like understanding the community, developing a vision and plan, core leadership competencies, community engagement tactics, resource mobilization, advocacy, measuring impact, and sustaining leadership over time. The specific modules can be customized further based on the needs of the participants.

 1. Introduction to Community Development
A. Defining community development
B. Principles and values of community development
C. The community development process

II. Understanding Your Community
A. Assessing community needs and assets
B. Mapping community resources and stakeholders
C. Analyzing community power structures

III. Building a Vision and Plan
A. Developing a shared vision for the community
B. Setting goals and objectives
C. Creating an action plan

IV. Leadership Skills for Community Development
A. Facilitation and consensus building
B. Conflict resolution
C. Public speaking and communication
D. Project management

V. Community Organizing and Engagement
A. Outreach and mobilizing the community
B. Building coalitions and partnerships
C. Volunteer recruitment and management

VI. Resource Development
A. Fundraising strategies
B. Grant writing
C. Developing social enterprises

VII. Advocacy and Policy Change
A. Community advocacy tactics
B. Influencing policy and decision makers
C. Working with the media

VIII. Measuring Impact
A. Monitoring and evaluation methods
B. Demonstrating outcomes and impact
C. Sharing success stories

IX. Sustaining Community Leadership
A. Developing new leaders
B. Self-care for community leaders
C. Maintaining momentum and commitment

 Introduction Dr. Dametra " Vessel" Stevenson 

 Dr. Dametra Stevenson, affectionately known as "Vessel," demonstrates an unwavering commitment to Harvest Christian University's community development initiatives and engagement. Her extensive experience in social services and criminal justice, spanning over two decades, aligns perfectly with the university's mission to empower and equip individuals for transformative community impact.  As a faculty member at Harvest Christian University, Dr. Stevenson brings her expertise in community development, social services, and criminal justice reform to the forefront of the institution's outreach efforts. Her role extends beyond the classroom, embodying the university's vision of preparing students to be active agents of change in their communities.

 

Dr. Stevenson's leadership as the President of the Board of Directors for the Texas Christian Community Development Network (TXCCDN) Region 6 directly contributes to Harvest Christian University's engagement with local communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This position allows her to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and practical application, creating opportunities for students to participate in real-world community development projects.

Her founding of Vessels of Honor Ministry and Kingdom Wealth Distributors LLC demonstrates her commitment to empowering communities with resources and strategies for sustainable development, which aligns with Harvest Christian University's goal of equipping believers to make a tangible impact in the world.

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