A community development plan assists in promoting the effective utilization of resources. Moreover, community development is a philosophy and set of principles that advocate the creation of continuous learning opportunities for community members to become partners in addressing community needs. Community members include schools, businesses, individuals, and the public. Furthermore, it encompasses a wide spectrum of disciplines including youth development and adult education. Fundamentally, community educators are essential to enable community members to identify community needs, the available resources, and to understand the fundamental need for diversity and inclusion. A community educator should facilitate cooperation and collaboration among those in control of resources.
THE PRINCIPLES OF A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Primarily, a community development plan should promote lifelong learning among members of the community. Additionally, it should work to promote formal and informal learning opportunities to residents of all ages in a wide variety of community settings. It should also promote the maximum use of the available resources. Effective utilization of resources interconnects the availability of resources with the needs and interests of the community. Moreover, community development should promote access to public information and integrate the delivery of services. Organizations and agencies with similar goals and purposes may help to integrate the delivery of services.
THE BENEFITS OF EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES
Effective utilization of resources maintains productivity by ensuring the performance of every individual. Furthermore, maximizing the use of the available resources helps in the management of projects by providing better visibility. Consequently, this enables the project managers to foresee risks likely to occur in the future. In a community development plan, effective resource utilization prevents the overutilization or underutilization of resources. Additionally, it allows project managers to reallocate resources as quickly as possible.