Thursday, 7 November 2013 - 10:00am
Immersion course for Community Builders to experience ABCD
You're Welcome is offering Community Builders the opportunity to engage in a 4 day immersion course in Asset Based Community Development. This unique opportunity will enable newly appointed Community Builders to experience ABCD and learn how to use the approach in local communities.
The purpose of this course is to:
Build on personal strengths and resilience
Build a bank of community building skills and deepen your community building techniques and practice
Build a strong community building team/ peer group across learning sites who are willing to support each other on this exciting adventure.
Day 1 (7/11/13: In conversation with Jim Diers
Day 2 (19/11/13): Making it real: Challenge Day
Day 3 (20/11/13): Understanding an negotiating Community Dynamics
Day 4 (21/11/13): The Stepping Stones made real
Participants will leave these four days with a strong sense of who you are in your role as a Community Builder. You will be clear about:
What to do and what not to do to be helpful
How to discover what motivates people to act and how to connect people together into collective action.
The tools that can be used at each stage of the process to identify, connect and mobilise citizen led action through the principles and practices of ABCD.
How to find and transfer skills of Connectors.
How to lead and inspire in a way that puts citizens voice to the fore.
How to be inclusive of those who are marginalised, whilst building reciprocal relationships and encouraging citizens to do the same.