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Understanding Communities and Their Dynamics

Weekly webinars will take place on Thursdays from 3:00pm -4:30pm (Eastern) beginning October 6 and concluding November 17, 2016. This course makes use of the...

Jane E Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Enhancing Rural Community Capacity Updated: June 13, 2014

Jane Haskell is a Community Development Educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  She thrives in  designing and implementing experiential...

Teaching Community Development to Children

Enhancing Rural Community Capacity Updated: April 17, 2014

I was recently thinking about ways that citizenship skills and the concept of community are conveyed to young children.  Part of this thought process led me...

Making Group Decisions - Six Options

Enhancing Rural Community Capacity Updated: April 17, 2014

As you know, one of the primary functions of groups is to make decisions.  We have a problem → we need to change something → we need a decision.  At times...

What is a "process observer"?

Enhancing Rural Community Capacity Updated: January 06, 2013

A "process observer" is a position that some boards and committees choose to appoint. This individual's responsibility is exactly what the title suggests –...

Is there a "best" size for a committee?

Enhancing Rural Community Capacity Updated: May 07, 2012

The "best size" for a committee or working group is the size that enables the group to get its work done effectively and efficiently. Thus, the best number...

In a meeting, is there a difference between the chair and the facilitator?

Enhancing Rural Community Capacity Updated: May 07, 2012

While, in reality, the Chair and the Facilitator are often the same person, each role has different and distinct responsibilities. The Chair is the elected...

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