A coalition of nonprofits and municipal governments in the Piscataquis County region of Maine (northwest of Bangor) has received a Working Communities Challenge Grant from the Boston Federal Reserve Bank to understand how persistent and growing poverty impacts the region and to develop collaborative and inclusive strategies for everyone in the community to thrive. I have been hired to facilitate meetings of the Leadership Team.
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Shows of Respect
October 26th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
Even when you don’t know someone – wait, especially when you don’t know someone – it works well to show respect. Works with people you know too. Even works with people you don’t like. As a practical matter, when you show respect to someone – whoever they are — you’re more likely to get a …read more
Competition is over-rated. Collaboration please.
July 29th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
I’m afraid that our United States Congress has reached a point where they are unable to solve the problems of the nation. I’m afraid that the United Nations and other coalitions of nations lack political will to actually save our species from climate change. And I’m afraid when I see unnecessary conflict in our communities. …read more