THE QUALITY OF COMMUNITY LIFE INITIATIVE

Any human characteristic that differs across people and influences the meaningful inclusiveness and performance of organizations and the broader community.
 

Imagine a South Carolina in which people from diverse backgrounds engage constructively, learn from one another, and work together to build their community and make this state a better place for all residents.

The Quality of Community Life Initiative (QCLI) is working to make that dream a reality by providing a forum for the private, public, and educational sectors to come together to answer key questions that shape the quality of community life, by paying particular attention to:

  • How we experience, respond to, and manage human differences
  • How we can constructively advance diversity and inclusion
  • How we can translate diversity into social and economic value

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY HUMAN DIFFERENCES?

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY SYSTEMS APPROACH?

ETHNICITY /  RACE / GENDER / AGE / RELIGION / DISABILITY / SEXUAL ORIENTATION

To address systemic social issues in the community, we need systemic solutions.

We need to address not just individual factors, but the PATTERNS of how we ENGAGE, BEHAVE and RESPOND to HUMAN DIFFERENCES.

The goal of Quality of Community Life Initiative is to ESTABLISH CONSTRUCTIVE PATTERNS that will Unleash the learning, growth and performance potential of a system at both the INDIVIDUAL and GROUP levels.

Any Human difference that people need to address on an on-going basis as they LIVE and WORK - TOGETHER.
  • wide range of personality differences
  • emotional intelligence
  • psychological differentiation, and
  • differences in perspective

 The systems-oriented issues management process is made up of the following 5 steps:

  1.  Identify the Issue(s)
  2. Start the Conversation
  3. Advance the Conversation and Identify Key Gaps and/or Strengths
  4. Analyze the Causes of Gaps/Strengths
  5. Identify and Support Constructive Actions