Entries in generative engagements (1)


Seeing patterns form in a community model

Speaking of culture and paradigms, consider the model of engagement shown in the video below. This is a short documentary film about the Community Model in Corrections® at the Southside Regional Jail in Emporia, VA. To learn more, go to www.communitymodel.org. There is a longer version of the video on that site which is well worth visiting.

As you watch the video, consider our definition for generative engagements - relationships that create space for openness, honesty, wholeness, and presence. As the story unfolds, what do you see as shared identities? What are the differences that make a difference? How is voice generated? How is voice granted? What patterns of interactions are formed? What difference does this community make in the greater community?