For Extension and research professionals working in community development, advancing the field and conveying its public value is hindered when it is...>Read More
The availability of public funding for some public services and programs is decreasing. If users and administrators of public services want to convey the...>Read More
The private value of any public service or program is defined as the value or benefit that comes directly to the participants of the service; there is a...>Read More
When I was a child, I remember my grandmother telling me that if a married couple did not disagree on occasion, it probably meant that one of the two was...>Read More
A focus on three components: preparation, the agenda, the meetingI. Preparation: a sample of what should happen before most meetings. II. Agenda - a...>Read More
I was recently thinking about ways that citizenship skills and the concept of community are conveyed to young children. Part of this thought process led me...>Read More
There are six decision-making options: spontaneous agreement, one person decides, compromise, multi-voting, majority voting, and consensus building. In...>Read More
As you know, one of the primary functions of groups is to make decisions. We have a problem → we need to change something → we need a decision. At times...>Read More
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Mary Peabody is a Community and Economic Development Specialist with University of Vermont Extension. She is passionate about working with communities on...
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