The program evaluation led to identification of enabling conditions, or antecedents, for capacity building initiatives that support community development and empowerment. These factors work together to enable a cultural 'fit' both in the content of the training program and the outcomes related to the goals of the community.
Community vision and commitment to strengthening capacity for serving children and families through a partnership program delivery
Institutional vision and commitment to collaborating with community members in the pursuit of community-identified goals
Involvement of a cohort, or group, of students moving through the program together
Cultural input, typically through Elders
Facilitation of cultural input by an 'Intergenerational Facilitator'
Participatory, constructivist teaching and learning in face-to-face meetings, rather than 'expert-driven' didactic pedagogy