Abstract for: Assessing the impact of Rapid City Collective Impact five years later

In 2016, Rapid City, South Dakota, faced many persistent community issues especially an increasingly confrontational and violent relationship with the local indigenous Lakota Sioux tribe members with their adjacent Pine Ridge reservation . Previous efforts to engage and resolve these issues, while logical in concept, did not improve the situation and failed to achieve the desired "improvement in the quality of life for everyone" in Rapid City. This presentation reviews the approach taken by the Rapid City Collective Impact "backbone office" to address these issues including its use of system dynamics boundary objects in assessing the effectiveness of the approach and its community impact five years after the 18 month initiative ended.