OUR COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY

To uphold our commitment to strengthening our community, we allocate a portion of our work to support community initiatives and partner with a non-profits and community leaders in order to take on issues impacting their neighborhoods, towns, and states.  

Integrative Inquiry allocates a substantial portion of our resources and time to partner with community leaders in order to help communities be self-sustaining and to identify and collaboratively solve barriers impeding the progress of certain members within them.

Whether helping hold and facilitate community forums, explicitly partnering with community leaders on advocacy workshops, or working to fund our Community Projects, we are always looking for new opportunities to collaborate.

Current Community Projects

“NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. INDEED, IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT EVER HAS.” 

MARGARET MEADE

CONSENSUS-BUILDING FACILITATION

Struggling to reach decisions around important issues in your community? Whether dealing with individual conflicts or departments at odds with one another we can run discussions to help teams see eye to eye and try to come up with solutions that meet everyone's needs.

 

Integrative Inquiry provides expert guidance, facilitation, and certified mediation services to help different groups reach consensus and work through challenges impacting them. Contact us today to tell us more about what's going on in your team or community. 

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Advocating for Change.

We can help share our expertise through skill-building for community organizers to build campaigns and consensus-building forums that are equitable and inclusive, so that they amplify the voices of all stakeholders involved. 

TO GIVE REAL SERVICE, YOU MUST PROVIDE SOMETHING WHICH CANNOT BE BOUGHT OR MEASURED WITH MONEY, AND THAT IS

SINCERITY AND INTEGRITY.

DOUGLASS ADAMS

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Identity & Community: Cultivating Self-Awareness

In order to understand the ways in which our opinions and perspectives are being shaped, we must first examine the social, political, and personal context we come from.  Dig in and examine the multiple and ever-changing identities that form in us as individuals and how our community impacts and is impacted by them.   To change society, we must first explore how it changes us.

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Shifting Paradigms: Transforming Systemic Injustice 

This session explores the systemic and institutional oppression that exists in our society making it harder for certain groups to thrive within our communities.  We will introduce key concepts and terms, and discuss ways to disrupt the cycle of oppression and create more equitable policies and structures. 

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Building a Movement: Advocacy & Community

How do we accelerate change on issues that matter? When taking on initiatives in your community, there are essential steps to create effective campaigns that change culture and influence public policy.   This workshop explores the strategy behind collective movements and provides tools and resources for taking on advocacy work in your area.   

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Who's at the Table? Authentic Community Engagement

When working on diverse coalitions around issues with many stakeholders, how do we make sure all voices are heard equitably? Start the conversation about how to share power and engage community members in transformative dialogue. 

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Leaders of Tomorrow: Youth Leadership & Resiliency

This workshop explores how leadership development cultivates resiliency and agency in young people.  We explore how to create effective curriculum that encourages and supports youth to take on leadership roles in their community and to advocate for themselves and their community around issues that matter to them.

Potential Advocacy topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Compassionate Communication: Connecting to Yourself & Others

Looking to further your ability to communicate with others and navigate your own feelings in times of conflict? In this 3 hour workshop, you will explore key concepts of compassionate communication from leaders in the field of conflict transformation.   Whether in the workplace or at home, these skills will deeply impact how you approach challenges with others. 

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Integrative Inquiry Consulting

Based in Maine, Integrative Inquiry provides HR Management consulting services, from training delivery and design to strategic planning. 

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