Community Programs

Our Community programs forge lasting impact through transforming marginalization, isolation and apathy into empowering people to identify and draw on individual and group strengths to solve complex problems together. By fostering leadership in people who previously felt de-valued, our programs consistently create exponential results, leaving a legacy of community engagement, innovation and robust decision making processes that lasts long after the program ends.

Our Programs

  • Recognize diverse worldviews
  • Pay attention to developing quality relationships
  • Foster a sense of belonging
  • Build on the strengths of individuals and communities
  • Encourage and teach values based problem solving skills
  • Create capacity for self-organizing and leadership

Community Building For Social Action

Our flagship program, Finding Home™ : How To Belong In a Changing World, is a problem-solving community development process that generates innovative self-organizing projects to address a community’s priority issues, such as newcomer integration, poverty, unmet housing needs, elder financial abuse and isolation.

Finding Home™ has a track record of engaging diverse communities, fostering a sense of belonging and forging lasting impact with exponential results.

Visit the Finding Home web page for more information.

Email info@worldviewstrategies.com or call 604.879.2402 to learn about our Finding Home™ Program and our Facilitator’s Training.

Stakeholder Engagement for Collaborative Decision Making

We custom design and facilitate stakeholder engagement for collaborative decision making to suit your unique needs. We engage diverse participation, transform conflict into collaboration, and create conditions for people to do their best work together producing results with lasting impact.

To learn more email info@worldviewstrategies.com or call 604.879.2402.

Leadership Development Training

We provide quality leadership development training:

Level 1: Core Competencies For Working Together

In this one day training, you will learn core competencies for working effectively across difference such as a new approach to cross-cultural competencies and values based problem solving skills. Once you have completed the Level 1 course you may continue to the Level 2 course.

An additional optional half day module can be added to level 1 training to contextualize these skills within reconciliation movements. Our book, Worldview Skills, provides a new framework for looking at large scale social change to create conditions for genuine reconciliation. We provide training, consulting and customized retreats to learn about this framework and more importantly to be able to apply the knowledge and skills to your unique context.

To learn more email info@worldviewstrategies.com or call 604.879.2402

Level 2: Keys to Success in Community-Led Initiative for Social Action

In this one day training, you will learn core competencies for generating and supporting community-led initiatives to address complex social issues such as pitfalls and key factors in planning and designing community-led initiatives; deep listening to draw on individual and group strengths; and working effectively with saboteurs.

Once you have completed Level 1 & 2, you may continue to take Worldview Strategies’ methodology for community-led initiatives for social action.

To learn more email info@worldviewstrategies.com or call 604.879.2402

Level 3: Worldview Strategies’ Methodology for Community-Led Social Action

This comprehensive course involves a 3 day training + 10 community of practice webinars and the ability to access and use the implementation tools listed below. During this course you will experience and practice Worldview Strategies community-led social action methodology and learn and apply key leadership tools and practices.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants can access and use the following implementation tools:

  • In House Project Lead Manual
  • Facilitator’s Manual
  • Digital Tools
    • Work Plan and Cost Projection Tool
    • Work Plan and Cost Projection Tool
    • Build Your Own Budget Template
    • Facilitator Skills Checklist, interview questions and assessment grid
    • Agency and Community Readiness Checklist and Self Assessment
    • Forms & Handouts
    • Graphic Templates (Convening Poster, Resource Kits, Signage, Learning Posters,
      Recognition card, Certificate of Completion and more)

To learn more email info@worldviewstrategies.com or call 604.879.2402

Reconciliation Education

Our book, Worldview Skills, provides a new framework for looking at large scale social change to create conditions for genuine reconciliation. We provide training, consulting and customized retreats to learn about this framework and more importantly to be able to apply the knowledge and skills to your unique context.

Read about our success stories and call us to learn more at 604.879.2402.

Jessie Sutherland was nominated for the 2014 Remarkable Women Project, celebrating reconciliation—honouring women who build understanding and empathy between people. Read about her work here.

Jessie Sutherland’s passion for fostering reconciliation infuses all she does. An expert on reconciliation processes from around the world, she developed a framework for transforming Aboriginal – non Aboriginal relations to one of more understanding and empathy. Taught at all levels, Worldview Strategies shares practical skills and describes how to create conditions for reconciliation within individuals, families, communities and systems.

Inspired by her involvement with the National Day of Healing and Reconciliation, Jessie spearheaded a national public conversations project on Aboriginal – non Aboriginal reconciliation. She also developed a cross-cultural skills workshop for student exchange programs between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities used to prepare 20,000 students annually.

Jessie works with youth, seniors, and leadership to promote inclusion, compassion and cross-cultural understanding. By enhancing dialogue and capacity-building at the local level, her Finding Home initiative contributes to laying the foundation for societal reconciliation. This Vancouverite is making a difference!

Read our success stories, blog and testimonials to find out how Jessie Sutherland is making an impact.