University of Kansas Community Tool Box

Hat tip to the U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center (thanks John) for sending along this briefing presentation on the University of Kansas Community Tool Box.

The Community Tool Box is is "the world's largest resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement, and is growing as a global resource for this work." It contains practical step-by-step guidance in specific community-building skills in over 300 sections. Best of all it is online and accessible to deployed units and personnel who might have a need for the varied skill-sets contained on the site.

Per the COIN Center - Applicability is evident for anyone working with Provincial Reconstruction Teams, Human Terrain Teams, Civil Affair Teams, Civilian Response Corps, Advanced Civilian Teams, etc., as well as general purpose forces that need just in time, internet based resources that can walk them/guide them through and improve their competency in such areas as negotiation, analyzing problems, building leadership, developing an intervention, evaluating an initiative, creating and maintaining coalitions and partnerships, increasing participation and membership and other competency areas critical to successful civil-military operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster response environments.

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