images from a visit to Warren County where postdoc researchers Gabriel Cumming and Carla Norwood are running a project aimed at enhancing the connections bettween local food producers and area markets a commercial building in downtown Warrenton (the county seat of Warren County) that Gabe and Carla are rennovating as a headquarters and for other uses

Thurs., Apr.7 and Fri., Apr.8. Community Voice Method workshop and colloquium with Gabe Cumming and Carla Norwood.

Gabe Cumming and Carla Norwood will be presenting a workshop and a colloquium on the “Community Voice Method,” an innovative research-based approach to stakeholder engagement. Cumming (Ph.D. UNC-Chapel Hill) is the Principal of Community Voice Consulting, which assists organizations domestically and internationally in implementing stakeholder engagement projects, and is also Associate Director of Working Landscapes, a Warren County, NC-based non-profit organization dedicated to rural economic resilience. Gabe previously worked as Warren County’s Economic Development Director and as a researcher at Duke University. Norwood (Ph.D. UNC-Chapel Hill) is co-founder and Executive Director of Working Landscapes, and previously worked as a researcher at Duke University and and served as Executive Director of the Little Tennessee Watershed Association.

Their visit will include two events:

Thursday, Apr.7, 9:10am-12:00pm, Home Economics 101A. Workshop on the Community Voice Method (due to limited space, please RSVP by Apr.1 to sara.e.safransky@vanderbilt.edu)

Friday, Apr.8, 12:30-2:00pm. Mayborn 105. Human and Organizational Development colloquium (pizza will be served).

For more information on their projects, visit:

communityvoicemethod.org

communityvoiceconsulting.com

workinglandscapesnc.org

For information on this event, contact Sara Safransky: sara.e.safransky@vanderbilt.edu

This event is co-sponsored by the Eos Project, the Department of Human and Organiational Development, and the Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.