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Becoming the Change We Want to See in the World

We sometimes lament the need for change in our communities without asking how WE may need to change ourselves and our organization in order to pursue broader social transformation. In a talk rooted in concepts of Asset Based Community Development, Bill Stanfield will discuss both individual and organizational leadership concepts that move us from merely embracing the change of others to creating change ourselves.

Rev. Bill Stanfield co-founded the Metanoia Community Development Corporation of North Charleston where he currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Metanoia began in 2002 to combat child poverty in the zip codes with the highest concentration of child poverty in South Carolina. Metanoia’s innovative approach to community development involves identifying community assets and attracting investment to those assets. Rev. Stanfield is originally from Greensboro, NC, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rev. Stanfield is a graduate of the SC Governor’s School for Economic Development, The SC Department of Commerce Economic Developer’s School, and the SC Community Development Institute of Clemson University, Benedict College and the SC Association of CDCs. He and his wife are the adoptive parents of two boys from Ethiopia, ages 6 and 9.