Creating welcoming environments and spaces for meaningful engagement

In October the TN LIP convened 17 individuals from 14 various agencies in a training focused on creating welcoming environments and spaces for meaningful engagement for newcomers and residents.  The training sought to initiate a conversation with those working in the humanservice sector around the environments they are creating in which newcomers access support.  The session touched upon various topics such as: reflective practice, assumptions and biases that effect our work, and engaging those we serve in co-learning – that residents are engaged in the co-design, co-delivery, and co-review of programming.