What is your vision for the world?
Civic reflection takes advantage of the natural leadership positions you have in your groups and communities. Learning to facilitate civic reflections can help develop your own skills such as critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution. More importantly, civic reflection can help leaders better understand the groups they work with, establish a truly shared vision for collaboration, and identify potential gaps in knowledge or training.
Embedding the tenets of civic reflection in your group’s work has many benefits, including:
- More effective and efficient meetings
- Stronger bridges to partners, community members, and other stakeholders
- Better strategizing about the impact your work has in the world
- Higher rates of staff, volunteer, and talent retention
- Healthier communication that helps to weather crises
- A clearer sense of shared purpose
- A ready structure for productive dialogues about important issues