Gardiner Main Street fosters the economic and cultural vitality of the downtown of the City of Gardiner, Maine (population about 6,000) using the national “Main Street” program approach, and is a partner in the Gardiner Heart and Soul project, which gives the community opportunities to contribute in non-traditional ways to the future of the City. As part of Gardiner Heart and Soul’s leadership training series for community members, Craig was hired to facilitate an interactive workshop on conflict transformation and negotiation.
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Democracy Reforms Being Debated in Washington
March 1st, 2021 by Craig Freshley
Our Congress is currently debating HR 1, For the People Act. Advocates say the bill is the most consequential piece of voting legislation since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. I’m all for it. In my opinion it will strengthen our democracy in critical ways. It will help us get along with each other better, …read more
Strategic Planning Basics
February 22nd, 2021 by Craig Freshley
Strategic planning means different things to different people. There are some very specific ways of doing it and some very specific formats. Yet to simplify things, I figure that if you have something in writing with these three qualities, you can call it a strategic plan. First, it’s a long term plan. A strategic plan …read more