• To assist communities in the development of processes that allow them to create their desired future
• To assist communities in developing practical skills and programs for effectively involving and empowering local citizens to become more effective leaders.
• To use leading edge thinking with practical application to enhance the capacity of people to work effectively with a broad range of community issues. Each issue requires some form of decision-making process and implementation in the community area beyond the individual, the family or the business. It is important and imperative that each stakeholder unit work and communicate effectively in addressing these issues. It is the desire of the LUCCLD to assist communities and organization in effectively addressing these issues.
• To provide conceptual based skills for successfully bringing people together (often with diverse views and opinions) around common community-based and leadership issues. The LUCCLD assists communities in collectively addressing their issues and provides purposeful direction to their community-based and leadership priorities.
• To remain consistent with the mission of Lincoln University, a land-grant institution, in assisting individuals and organizations committed to the development of communities and leadership development, placing special emphasis on the underserved and underrepresented within Missouri.
• To assist communities and organizations in developing leadership.
• To work with and assist communities with the development and implementation of methods, approaches and practices for successfully engaging groups and organizations in community-based development that allows them to create and implement purposeful desired community change, form effective relationships and sustain community vitality.
• To assist communities, organizations and community leaders in establishing, maintaining and improving programs designed to promote intellectual and social growth, responsibility, productivity and sustainability. The LUCCLD aims to assist communities in their ability to carry out selected community development processes and to assist communities in understanding the community of place, the nature of public issues, the dynamics and interdependencies of the various segments of the community and the importance of leadership in the formulation and implementation of such processes.
What We Believe:
Community Development Perspective:
We view communities and community-based issues from a complex, holistic perspective. As such, communities are comprised of dynamic, diverse and interdependent interactions between and among individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions, both internal and external to the community. Understanding this context is fundamental to LUCCLD
We work with community development and civic organizations, groups and public bodies that are engaged with public issues. The intended outcome of our involvement with these organizations is that decisions will be made and that action will be taken that have long-term impact on the social, economic and environmental well-being of the community. To achieve this outcome, the LUCCLD seeks to increase the capacity of the community and its leaders to deal with its public issues using a wide variety of programming and research efforts.
We assist communities in understanding the community of place, the nature of public issues, the dynamics and interdependencies of the various segments of the community, and the importance of leadership in the formulation and implementation of such processes.
The Center for Community and Leadership Development (LUCCLD) assists communities and organizations by providing Workshops, Training Sessions, and Classes on the following topics:
COLLABORATIONS AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
Requesting and Preparing for a Meeting with a Community Leader: Provides tips on how to request a meeting, prepare for it, and succeed in conducting a mutually beneficial meeting for both the leader and yourself.
PRINCIPALS OF LEADERSHIP DEVEOPMENT
TOO MUCH TO DO……TOO LITTLE TIME
MAKING MEETINGS MANAGEABLE
Making Meetings Manageable
Participating in Meetings
Follow Up After the Meeting
RESPONSIBLITIES OF ORGANIZATION OFFICERS
COMMUNITY COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING FUNDAMENTALS
MEASURING SOCIAL CAPITAL
Reasons, Advantages, Disadvantages
Steps for Building Alliances
Effective Ways to Maintain an Alliance
Positive and Negative Aspects of Conflict
Positive and Negative Aspects of Conflict on Groups
Effect of Conflict on Groups
Skills for managing Conflict
Steps for Finding a Solution to the Conflict
Conflict Management Exercise
Analysis of Conflict Resolution Exercise
PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Examples of Advocacy
Communicating with Policy Makers
Ten Tips to Build Political Support
Relating with Elected Officials
Generic Reasons Nobody Gets Around to Lobbying
BUILDING DYNAMIC GROUPS