San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Cormac Russell and Shaun Burnett in a day of learning and exploring Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). The day will offer a blend of both the conceptual framework of ABCD, stories of Asset Based Community Building in practice and learning practical tools for actively building community.
What you will learn:
- Asset-Based Community Development Theory and Heritage
- Learning Conversations
- Asset-Mapping that is citizen led
- Participatory learning framework, evaluation
To watch Cormac Russell in action at TEDx Exeter 2016 click here
This is the first in a 2016/17 series of UK-wide ABCD Workshops with Residents and Community Building Practitioners. We have intentionally organised the workshops to:
- Be the most affordable
- Most credible
- Most citizen and practitioners focused
Workshops on Asset-Based Community Development available anywhere in Europe. Our invitation to practitioners attending is to invite a resident you are working with , in a local neighbourhood, who you know to be passionate about community building*.
Venue: 56 Clarendon Place, St George's Cross, Glasgow ,G20 7PZ
Lunch : A lite lunch is provided
Cost: £75.00 all inclusive (includes 1 Free Ticket
We are pleased to be able to offer this workshop at the rate £75 (which entitles one practitioner and one resident to attend) due to the generosity of our partners Bethany Christain Trust who are contributing the venue and lunch.
Each professional who books can invite one local resident (who is active in identifying and connecting their neighbours to come together and use local resources to make things better where they live) to join the workshop. There will be no charge for local residents.
*Please note if you can not organise to invite a local resident, the fee of £75 for your ticket must still be paid in full.
What is ABCD?
ABCD invites us to work beyond administrative boundaries and understand that people, their families and communities, have unique competencies that cannot be replaced by competent professional intervention. Since the only people who can build community are the people who live sleep and work there.
The starting point for communities, funders, commissioners, and practitioners is necessarily a different one, instead of starting with a focus on what’s wrong, ABCD invites us to start with a focus on what’s strong so that we can use what’s wrong to address what’s wrong and make what’s strong even stronger.
That means paying attention to assets that build community connection and power. However, these assets might not always be apparent, in fact they are often invisible. This workshop will pay attention to the importance of making the invisible visible, offering both underpinning theory and examples of practice.
For more details on the workshop format and programme, and on the ABCD approach itself click here.
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When & Where
Nurture Development was established by Cormac Russell in 1996 and since then, we have been the leading Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) research, development and training organisation in Europe.
We are one of eleven strategic partners of the ABCD Institute, and the lead partner in Europe.
We have worked as ABCD social explorers, trainers, mentors, facilitators, researchers and consultants with change partners and disruptive innovators around the world. These include Communities, Charities, NGOs/NPOs, Faith-based organisations, Think Tanks; local and national Governments in over 30 countries.
Our ambition is to support the proliferation of inclusive, bottom up, community driven change.
We aim to achieve this by supporting local communities and supportive mediating/civic organisations to create the conditions where any neighbourhood can identify, connect and mobilise its assets to the benefit of the whole community.