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Community Development Diversity and Inclusivity Discussion
Respond to two peers with resources or recommendations of strategies to support ongoing professional development.
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Collaboration involves a process of joint decision making among key stakeholders of a problem domain about the future of that domain. Five features are critical to the process: (1) the stakeholders are interdependent, (2) solutions emerge by dealing constructively with differences, (3) joint ownership of decisions is involved, (4) stakeholders assume collective responsibility for the future direction of the domain, and (5) collaboration is an emergent process(Heath & Isbell, 2017).
Key to the successful practice of collaboration is the commitment stakeholders must have to principles of sharing power and building a vision by integrating one another’s interests. Stakeholders and collaborating groups may erode trust with the public and with each other if they do not take into account the political and social significance of their actions. Trust is lost when marginalized voices are limited from participating in the process and when collaborations appear to be more symbolic than authentic in their efforts to engage cross-sector organizational partners in decision making. The three chapters that follow address three additional cornerstones of ethics: diversity, shared power, and principled leadership (Heath & Isbell, 2017).
My strengths are my work ethics, working with diversity, getting people to listen and agree with any suggestions or ideas that I have that would be beneficial to the team. Also, I do not have a problem with sharing power. Although I am a leader and leading is something that I am used to doing, I am able to take in other thoughts, and I can handle constrictive criticism. Being a military brat and wife, diversity isn’t an issue because ai have always been around a wide diverse of people. My weaknesses are getting overwhelmed and being strong will and not allowing people to help when I feel this way. I also tend to shut down at times due to me being upset with the team, because I want to take time to calm down before I approach a situation, so that I won’t hurt anyone feelings. I feel that I should be more patience when someone messes up something and allowing that person to fix the problem (leaning purposes), rather than just taking it and fixing it. Me being in the ‘Civilian World”, these last four years has been a journey for me, because I am used to a more structured environment. Finding resources to help me become more patience and allowing others to fix the issue is something that I strongly need to look into. So, looking back at it, my weakness may be shred power because I have a habit of taking the lead and taking over.