How can you better harness the powerful social capital that exists within diverse individuals, families, businesses, and schools to make positive impacts in your community? What could you add to your next meeting—a Chamber strategic planning session, an employee wellness program, a non-profit board development—to better connect participants with valuable (and sometimes hidden) resources that often go untapped? This article describes a guided-discussion process in which participants (communities, volunteers, clients, students, non-profits, business alliances, etc.) discover strength, richness, and value within their collective narratives. It allows exploration of topics in diversity, social capital and community action.
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Raison, B., & Gordon, B. (2012). Using Discussion Methods to Inspire Diversity: Harnessing Social & Cultural Capital. The Journal of Extension, 50(5), Article 34. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.50.05.34