Rural Community Partnerships for Well-being: Enhancing Resiliency, Vibrancy, Prosperity, and Sustainability with Facts and Fantasy.

Kevany, Kathleen and Singh, Shaani and Singh, Kaia (2013) Rural Community Partnerships for Well-being: Enhancing Resiliency, Vibrancy, Prosperity, and Sustainability with Facts and Fantasy. In: CU Expo 2013, June 12-15, 2013, Corner Brook, NL, Canada. (Submitted)

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Abstract

In this interactive session participants will be invited to engage with facts and fantasy to co-create relevant approaches to increase community well-being. The co-facilitators of the session will be members of two rural communities in Nova Scotia along with a university professor. The session will adapt a World Cafe format to ensure participants meet and share with one another in a fun and creative space. Using the World Café format the participants will be invited to draw on large pages on the tables prompted by inspiring questions and ideas. Participants are mobile and get to know others through grappling with issues at different tables. The use of tastes and smells, along with encouragement to playfully use words, symbols, and colours and shapes will ignite both sides of the brain and engage participants senses, including a sense of humour! The facilitation by a young community member along with a retiree and a university professor will exemplify shared leadership. While our session engaged in transformation and community resiliency it also shares how through this university community partnership we have been able to co-develop knowledge and share this back with the community in playful ways. The initial draft of input from community focus groups was brought back to these two rural communities to build further creative solutions by using a World Cafe format.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1761
Item ID: 1761
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > CU Expo 2013
Date: 4 June 2013
Date Type: Submission
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