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CD102 Understanding Change
Monday 28 January 2019, 01:00pm - 02:30pm

badge cd 2Why is it important for community development practitioners to understand change? The answer is simple—community development is change. If the intent of community development is to see stronger, healthier, and thriving individuals and communities, it cannot happen without change. Change, while it can seem scary, simply means making things different. If things are to get better, they will have to be different. For a practitioner this will necessitate learning more about change at a number of different levels—for ourselves, for others, for organizations, and ultimately for entire communities. Learning 


• define change and its relationship to community building

• explain why change is often resisted

• identify the symptoms of the need for change

• identify and discuss considerations for initiating change

• apply strategies for supporting and managing change

• apply strategies for helping organizations be more receptive to change

• describe guidelines for community developers acting as change agents