Communication for Change

by April 13, 2012

Intentional communication requires different formats for different venues. Depending on the needs of the audience, the information conveyed can be structured appropriately to facilitate the desired response.

My journal post yesterday on Models of Engagement was a presentation I gave at a popular education teach-in. My blog post The Public Health Model (on the same topic) was oriented toward online discussion.

My briefings Defending Democracy and World Indigenous Movement were designed as brochures to use as handouts at conferences to accompany panel discussions, as well as catalysts to generate conversation in college seminars.

Intentional communication as Communication for Change is something both the Public Good Project and the Center for World Indigenous Studies (as noted in these profiles) take seriously. As an active associate of these organizations, I try to pass on lessons I’ve learned, as well as ideas I’ve found helpful. My report Research as Organizing Tool is perhaps the best example of that.

As a nascent mentor, I also try to convey an appreciation for the process of mentoring that I learned from others over the last forty years. In my essay Continuity, I tried to instill a sense of what that entails.