Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Vermont Community Development Association Annual Meeting, April 2010, "Chart Your Community’s Future: The Role of Planning in the Current Crisis"

Tags: Community Economic Development, Green Community Technologies, Measurement, Sustainable Infrastructure, Systems Thinking, Training, You Get What You Measure

Client Name: Vermont Community Development Association

Client Type: Network/Collaborative

Year: 2010

Location: Vermont

At the Vermont Community Development Association’s Annual Meeting in April 2010, Shanna Ratner presented Green Community Technologies® and facilitated exercises in skilled listening, skilled inquiry and skilled advocacy with Vermont planners and U.S.D.A. Rural Development staff. Shanna Ratner was a panelist during the opening session on “Planning and Crisis: How to Choose Plans, Goals, and Stakeholders.”  Along with Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Shanna led a small group session on “Asset Inventory Worksheets” and another on “Skills for the 21st Century: Systems Thinking, Listening, Learning.”