Groups have, and will continue to be, a part of our lives. As such, working with community groups will be a key responsibility for any practitioner working in a community development capacity. In an increasingly complex society, groups will also be crucial for finding the meaning and sense of community that many are seeking. This session will assist community development practitioners to work effectively with community organizations by sharing characteristics and conditions for group success, measures of effective groups, and specific tools, techniques, and resources. This webinar is a requirement of the Campus for Communities' Community Development for Practitioners Certificate or it can be taken as a stand-alone professional development opportunity.
• explain groups and their role and importance in the community
• describe elements, characteristics, and measures of effective groups
• explain different motivations for joining groups
• describe conditions for group success