IDENTIFYING A COMMUNITY SPIRIT — Table of Contents
When community members realize that the vast majority of them share a basic aspiration — a sense that can be termed the “Community Spirit” . . .
The Divided Community Project at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law synthesizes insights for collaborative approaches to . . . .
We live in a time of deep political division that threatens our ability to address pressing issues at the local, state, and national levels. Identifying a community’s common aspirations, a “community spirit,” . . . .
A community spirit that achieves the results mentioned above will be more than a slogan that might attract tourism or investment. Instead it will be what residents aspire to achieve . . . .
Individual inspiration: It is possible that a creative individual who understands the viewpoints within the community can articulate a community spirit that will resonate deeply and broadly . . . . Group collaboration: Absent such an individual, the community might decide to convene a creative group of people . . . .
Communities may face the challenges listed below when attempting to state their spirit. . . . This section offers general suggestions for addressing these challenges . . . .
HOW CAN MEETINGS BE STRUCTURED TO ACHIEVE CONSENSUS ON IDEAS THAT MIGHT RESONATE BROADLY AND DEEPLY AS THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT?
Holding the Meeting to Develop Consensus on a Tentative Local Spirit: The agenda for the meeting might be constructed by. . . .
Once the meeting is over, it will be time to gain additional input and refine the ideas. . . .
Books marked with * are especially pertinent to meetings to articulate a local spirit. . . .