Even with the best of intentions, there is always potential that our actions may cause harm. Entering the community mindfully requires that we acknowledge that our presence can have both positive and negative impacts.
Relationship building is a process that plays a critical role in determining our overall community impact. As we formulate course goals with community partners and identify our collective talents, we become members of a group co-creating a shared learning environment with common objectives and strategies. We aim to build genuine community partnerships in which reciprocal relationships can thrive (see Collaboration and Reciprocity page for more details).