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Community Development. Miami University Kate Bowers, Lindsay Dobucki, Patty Martinez. Overview. Define Community Explain Community Development Model Discuss Community Development Action Plans Look at the Resources offered at the Center. Defining Community. What does a community look like?

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Community development

Community Development

Miami University

Kate Bowers, Lindsay Dobucki, Patty Martinez



  • Define Community

  • Explain Community Development Model

  • Discuss Community Development Action Plans

  • Look at the Resources offered at the Center

Defining community

Defining Community

  • What does a community look like?

  • How does a community act?

  • How do communities form?

Our mission

Our Mission

ORLNSP collaborates with other offices to facilitate students’ successful adjustment to and transitions through their collegiate experience. We try to provide a safe and supportive environment promoting academic success, personal developments, involvement in campus life, and understanding of intercultural issues. We support the University’s commitment to build citizen leaders for the future.

6 principles of community development

6 Principles of Community Development

  • Purposeful

  • Open

  • Just

  • Caring

  • Disciplined

  • Celebrative



  • …a place where students, faculty and staff share goals and collaborates for personal development, value clarification and learning; a place where creativity and innovation are expressed.

Community development


  • …a place where freedom of expression is honored and where civility is powerfully affirmed; a place that fosters dialogue and advocacy.

Community development


  • …a place where the value of each person is paramount and where diversity education is pursued.



  • …a place where the well-being of each member is compassionately supported and where service to others is encouraged.



  • …a place where individuals accept their obligations to the group and where well-defined policies and procedures guide responsible decision-making for the common good.



  • …one in which the heritage of the institution is remembered and where rituals affirming both tradition and change are widely shared.



Getting practical

Getting Practical

Making the model meaningful

Making the Model Meaningful

  • Build them in to all you do

  • Think always of the whole

  • Make a Guide Book

  • Check your Attitude

Know your resources

Know Your Resources

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