Networking workshop encourages community bridge building

The Building Bridges workshop was held at the College of the Rockies.

“There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” A line from Margaret Wheatley’s Turning to One Another was the common under-lying theme to the inspiring day-long workshop that was held at College of the Rockies on Friday, March 11. Topics for discussion included making decisions in groups, exploring new tools for participatory decision-making, and examining how power dynamics affect decision making, among others.

Over 30 participants attended, representing a wide variety of community interests and organizations.

Cheryl Hewitt, Executive Director for PeerNetBC facilitated the morning session, geared to lead the way on helping groups connect and work in harmony together.

In the afternoon, Jim Sands, Project Coordinator for Social Planning & Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) led the discussion in the afternoon, focusing on developing and building partnerships.

For more information, go to www.peernetbc.com and www.sparc.bc.ca.