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Asset Based Community Development in Action, open workshop for practitioners, Services, VCS and Communities

Nurture Development

Thursday, 19 April 2018 at 10:00 - Friday, 20 April 2018 at 16:00 (BST)

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All inclusive ticket - Ticket holders are entitled to invite one member of their local community to join them on the two days at no additional cost
This ticket is for practitioners and includes the option to bring a local resident free to the event.
18 Apr 2018 £200.00 £0.00

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We are delighted to announce this two-day workshop available to ABCD enthusiasts everywhere! Join our Senior Associate Chris Chinnock for a two day workshop which will delve into the theory, practice and methodology that underpin Asset Based Community Development - using real world examples and reflections on your own practice to bring ABCD to life.


This workshop will:

  • Give you an understanding of the history of ABCD, relating it to your experience of community development.
  • Explain the 5 guiding principles of ABCD in both theory and practice.
  • Identify the 6 building blocks or assets of community building, exploring how these can be identified, connected and mobilised in the neighbourhood context.
  • Share the 8 touch stones of community building, offering stories and examples of their application.
  • Identify the ABCD Tools for Change: e.g. Learning Conversations & Asset Mapping.
  • Involve you in activities and exercises that you can then use in practice where you live and/or work.
  • Use stories and case studies of ABCD in action from our Learning Sites, in the UK and around the world, to highlight effective practice.

 

To learn more about ABCD in Action check out Cormac Russell's TEDx from Exeter 2016 click here 

 


 

This is the part of the Nurture Development UK-wide ABCD Workshops. We have intentionally organised the workshops to:

  • Be the most affordable 
  • Most credible 
  • Most citizen and practitioner 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 and weaving their community together.

Cost: £200 per practitioner Ticket holders are entitled to invite one member of their local community to join them on the two days at no additional cost.

 

Duration: 10am - 4.00pm

Refreshments at provided but please bring your own lunch!



 

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 isn't 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 and to assist that to become 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 please contact chris@nurturedevelopment.org or call 07842 292601 and to find out more about the ABCD approach itself click here

               


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The Media Centre
Northumberland Street
HD1 1RL Huddersfield
United Kingdom

Thursday, 19 April 2018 at 10:00 - Friday, 20 April 2018 at 16:00 (BST)


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Nurture Development

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.

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