In May 2014, the Community Democracy Workshop and the Kettering Foundation convened 17 people committed to community democracy and community engagement from philanthropic, community-based, and supporting organizations along with Kettering staff members to learn from each other and explore three questions:
- What are our assumptions and beliefs about learning and knowledge building?
- What are various approaches to community engagement? What are the relative value and effectiveness of these approaches to advancing community democracy?
- How are we to enter, behave in, and exit from communities?
Desired outcomes of the day and a half workshop also included participants having an understanding of the purpose and approach of the Community Democracy Workshop, the status of work to date, and its plans going forward.
The attached document contains in-depth notes from this convening and a list of participants. A shorter summary is also available.