Deuces Live Community Summit

Deuces Live Community Summit

BY VEATRICE FARRELL, Deuces Live, Inc.

“Our people have made the mistake of confusing the methods with the objectives. As long as we agree on objectives, we should never fall out with each other just because we believe in different methods, or tactics, or strategy.” – Malcolm X

ST. PETERSBURG – Please join us for the inaugural Deuces Live, Inc. Community Summit: Staying Focused Amidst Conflict (reservations required).

As a valued community partner, we are requesting your participation. This pilot initiative is a gathering of some of our local organizations and businesses as a means to begin an ongoing discussion and collaborative effort to provide tools to grow businesses and organizations so they become stronger entities.

One continued goal for the Deuces Live’s board and staff is to effectively position itself as a conduit both on the corridor and within the Community Redevelopment Area by preparing existing and new community-owned businesses/organizations for success and sustainability through advocacy, business counsel and resource development.

The Deuces Live, Inc. Community Summit will bring a variety of resources together. Our ambition for this summit will focus on determining strategies on how we can work together when we agree, and more importantly, how we can work together when we don’t agree, while still supporting each organization as it delivers on its mission and vision to impact the community.

This event is not structured to solve any problems, but rather ways to work through disagreements and continue progress in the community while not harming those that may not share your opinion.

Here is what you should expect as an attendee of the summit:

Active participation: You will be actively engaged as a full participant throughout the entire event.

Professional Facilitators:  This meeting is being conducted by SPC Collaborative Labs.  The event’s facilitator, Rebecca Watson, is an expert coach and facilitator with 17 years of experience in education reform and executive leadership.

She is the founder of Limitless Leader Inc. and Empower Consulting, LLC and has designed and led training and capacity-building initiatives for thousands of education leaders in both Chicago and New York City.

Open new vistas: Expand networks, meet partners and learn from people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Solutions on how to work together: Attendees will gain insights on innovative strategies on how to work through issues when there is no consensus. Define common goals in areas of support for one another.

The event will take place Wednesday, May 16. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the program from 9:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch and networking until 1 p.m. at the SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. There is limited space within the venue, and your response is vital to the success of the event.

Please RSVP by May 12 at deuceslivestpetemainstreet@gmail.com and include your name, affiliation (if any) and phone number.

We are excited to have your participation in the first of many community summits. This event is made possible through a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg.

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