"Donald Gault is a whole-systems thinker. He moves beyond the surface of issues to find the root cause of our most pressing social problems. He then inspires and leads both individuals and groups to co-create creative and sustainable solutions." --Teddie M. Potter, PhD, MS, RN
Organizational Impact Consulting with
Building Peaceful Community
Founded by Donald Gault, Building Peaceful Community brings over 30 years experience working in the Public Health field, including management of highly effective work teams and cutting edge initiatives to prevent violence and promote community health.
Building Peaceful Community provides guidance and direction to help organizations develop and implement measurable, tangible goals and objectives to enhance community impact while simultaneously creating more respectful, healthy workplaces and work teams.
Building Peaceful Community has worked with Major League Baseball, Breaking Free, The Minnesota Boychoir, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and a wide variety of nonprofits and government agencies to develop, implement and measure effectiveness of innovative strategies designed to increase organizational effectiveness and community impact.
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Primary Prevention and Appreciative Inquiry
The work of Building Peaceful Community is built around the Public Health principle of Primary Prevention, creating environments that decrease the likelihood of violence and harm, and increase the likelihood of peaceful, healthy relationships.
Building Peaceful Community uses an Appreciative Inquiry approach to work toward what we seek (peace and health) rather than focusing solely on what we abhor (violence and illness).
Building Peaceful Community believes that all people have within them essential health, humanity, and the capacity for living in caring and loving relationships.
HOW MUCH CAN WE AFFORD TO PAY THEM? July 18, 2021. Read the article
A POSSIBLE PLACE TO START...KINDNESS AND RESPECT? June 5, 2021. Read the article
THERE'S SO MUCH WE CAN ACCOMPLISH WHEN WE PUT OUR MINDS TO IT, TOGETHER, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Letters to the Editor, March 24, 2021.
"Which Side Are You On?" is the title and refrain of a song written in 1931 by Florence Reece, whose family was attacked and terrorized by the local Kentucky sheriff and his allies for the "crime" of her husband being a miner's union organizer. Which Side Are You On?
For the past four, terrible years, Donald Trump has been our president. He has said and done terrible things, but always could fall back on the illusion of plausible (implausible) deniability. People of good will and conscience could find a way to stand behind him and brush off the poison that was obvious to so many. No more. Read more
A Public Health Approach to Preventing
Workplace Sexual Harassment:
Donald Gault with Building Peaceful Community has developed a Public Health approach to preventing workplace sexual harassment, offering a vision, tools and new opportunities for successful prevention, with the goal of positive change toward healthier, more respectful work environments and experiences for all of us, now. Read the article and workshop and consultation description.
Workshops on Refreshing Your Workplace:
Customized 3-4 hour facilitated discussions to help your workgroup better understand one another's strengths and work more effectively toward common goals
Videos on creating healthier, more peaceful families, communities and workplaces -- developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota Katherine Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership.
Men Breaking Free is a groundbreaking Restorative Justice approach to working with men who have been arrested for attempting to purchase sex from another human being. Men Breaking Free was developed in 2018 through a partnership between Breaking Free, a Saint Paul-based agency that works with women and children who have been trafficked and harmed by the commercial sex industry, and Building Peaceful Community.
Building Authentic Partnerships to Reduce Sex Trafficking and Heal and Rebuild Lives, Families, and Communities, published in the Spring 2020 issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, tells the story of the multiple partnerships that led to the creation of Men Breaking Free and the powerful impacts of this unique approach on the lives of everyone involved.
Read more on the Breaking Free website breakingfree.net.
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Building Peaceful Community offers consulting, facilitation and mentorship for peaceful, healthy communities and workplaces.
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