Face to Face: Planning Partnership Programs

Through the years, the Partnership had formed connections between people and organizations. These connections were the key to joint projects. The key to the connection was always a joint meeting in the region or in Pittsburgh. With the decrease in mutual visits, there was a decrease in the ability to form projects having joint interest for the participants from all communities.

One of the core values upon which the renewed Partnership's vision lies, is the issue of connection – by forming and strengthening meaningful connections between our communities, as well as mutuality of responsibility, the added value, the goals and the activity.

We would like to dedicate the coming year for planning among interest groups from here and there - groups of 5-10 professionals from various areas will undergo a process of guided training, meet by video conference with colleagues from Pittsburgh to plan the joint meetings.

After that, the local groups will set out to meet with their colleagues in Pittsburgh. The expected outcome of the joint meeting will be a multi-year program of projects and plans having value and joint interest for the various groups in the partnership communities. The outcome of the joint planning process, in the form of project cards, will be submitted for approval of the joint steering committee during its annual meeting.