We completed our fifth day of the Community Driven Institute immersion class. We have worked through the three phases of community impact planning, starting with the vision, followed by the conditions that need to be present to achieve the vision, the values that will guide actions, and finally how to create organizational wellness for “thrivability.” We have discussed in depth how we can do a better job as consultants to facilitate our clients’ reaching their greatest potential.
As a reward for all our hard work, over lunch on this final day of class we celebrated all we have learned from our extraordinary teachers Hildy and Dimitri and then we celebrated what we learned from and about each other. We ended our day, and this week that has enriched our lives so very much, at the Sonora Desert together watching the sun set behind the mountains. As we drove away from the beautiful red/orange sky, we knew this was not an end but the beginning of our work “off campus,” with our own clients, our partners in making the world a better place.