(Discovering & Aligning for Community Change-Rochester) facilitates leaders, stakeholders, and experts through a collective process of discovering their best contributions and aligning them towards mutually desired community change.
The launch-phase of any public collaboration critically predicts its likelihood of success. Optimally, it should be facilitated to (1) clarify the shared goal/problem/question; (2) develop shared understanding of associated concerns, values, and visions; (3) facilitate each participant’s discovery of contributions they each may be capable of making; and (4) establish shared ownership and commitment to work collectively to achieve that shared goal. These foundational steps are at the core of the work of a number of group facilitation strategies. Future Search, an internationally tested decades-old strategy, is particularly designed to be both powerfully productive in achieving these outcomes and replicable for use within small and large-scale change initiatives.
Each DACC-Roc engagement focuses on a significant task, challenge and/or problem that deeply engages all essential stakeholders from all segments of the targeted community in a 3 day planning conference (along with a number of organizing engagements preceding and following up on the conference to support its success). We’ve established DACC-Roc to support the design, launch and development of effective strategic alignment initiatives in communities, sectors and networks of leaders throughout the region. We’ve built a team of four (4) locally knowledgeable, credible, and skilled facilitators, each with productive public sector history, substantial group dynamics and leadership experience, and recent participation in Future Search’s international training program