Understanding Community Problems (9/10/09)

Austin Community College

Highland Business Center

Room 103.6

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin TX 78752 USA


Session Description:

Participants will take a first look at the concept of community problem solving as intermediaries. This session will be highly interactive while exploring the complexity of community problems and the importance of understanding and defining community problems. 


Session Topics:

Community Problem Solving – A Theory of Change

Defining the intermediary role in community problem solving    

The community problem solving cycle (very brief overview of partnership model)


The first step in community problem solving is understanding community problems.

What makes community problem so complex?

Who do community problems belong to?

Value of a shared understanding of community problems

Defining the problem together

Problem definition throughout problem solving



Meg Poag


Event Contact

Event Coordinator

Candyss Bryant

Candyss Bryant









Hosted by

Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations at
Austin Community College

Working effectively to bring people and assets together
to achieve the common good.

The Center for Community-Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (ACC CCBNO) serves those engaged in the Nonprofit Sector by leveraging community assets and serving as a community partnership broadening the horizons and possibilities for those engaged in the Nonprofit Sector

  • Connecting the Nonprofit Sector
  • Providing Professional & Volunteer Development Learning Opportunities
  • Making available Resources, Information, & Referral
  • Offering Coaching, Consultation, Collaboration

Name Sales End Price
Understanding Community Problems (9/10/09) Ended Free