The initial River Stewards orientation exposed me to the Fitz Center principles. These principles are a framework that guide leaders as they navigate through the community. The principles are as follows: Community assets: Communities meet needs and solve problems with their gifts, strengths, and assets. Social capital: Trustful relationships are necessary for community building and strengthening. Constructive public conversations: Balanced inquiry and advocacy is critical in all dialogue. Adaptive capacity: Change comes from learning together. Widely shared vision: A collective community vision is more powerful than any individual vision.
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Dawson, Katie, "Seeing the Fitz Center Principles In Action" (2022). Rivers Institute Blog Archive. 334.