Community Development & Leadership
The arts are often considered to be at the periphery of the community development process and only a minor player in developing or reimagining areas. Communities, like individuals, need to grow out of their problems. To do so, community leaders need to learn how to reengage with the community from a broader and more inclusive perspective. As a designer, seasoned coach and business owner, Raul has the experience of offering an empathetic ear, finding the coachable moments, and creating pathways for joint learning through leadership development activities. Raul believes that he is not the answer, but the support communities and community leaders need to help groups learn from one another and use their own experiences to create tiny ripples of change.