Belonging to a community is one of the most investigated and discussed kinds of belonging – yet the word Community has many meanings
The desire to belong to a community fascinates me.
What aspects we value in a community intrigues me
Defining what Belonging To A Community Means, less so.
Why? Because such definitions belong to dictionaries.
While communities belong to living, evolving creatures.
And Belonging To A Community - is fluid and forever evolving expression of our outlook on life, which may vary with age, context, needs and more.
What fascinates me is the fact that what we look for in a community changes, what we value evolves, what we offer in exchange gets modified in the exchange.
That’s why although not interested in definitions, I’m fascinated by what belonging to a community means to YOU.
Together we can rewrite the narrative around belonging!
What belonging to a community means to you?
Is it about the people who live around you?
Is it about the people who have a similar background to yours? Which background: the socio-economic or cultural or ethnic background?
Is it a segregated group?
Is it about feeling understood and supported?
Is it about finding your ex-pats?
Is it about sharing specific lived experiences?
Is it about sharing values or passions or beliefs with others?
In this training you will:
> Be reminded that human beings are social creatures who have an intrinsic pull to be acknowledged, recognised and valued as part of a community
> Give you a perspective on what makes us feel like we belong to a specific community
> Identify what YOU are willing to contribute in terms of time, skills, resources in order to be accepted and recognised as part of a community
> Being getting clear on WHAT you are willing to give up in order to be included and valued or for HOW LONG.