5 ways Asset Based Community-Driven Development supports Community Initiatives – Dee Brooks

You may have heard of Asset Based Community-Driven Development or ABCD but what does it mean? How does it support community initiatives? Dee Brooks shares her insights in how ABCD supports community-driven initiatives. Dee is a founding member and Facilitator of the ABCD Asia Pacific Network, an accredited ABCD trainer, an Art of Hosting trained facilitator, a Flow Game Host […]

ABCD Festival 2015 – A reflection

June 2015 saw us pack our bags and head for the UK, well specifically Ribby Hall, Wrea Green Lancashire in England’s North West for the 2015 ABCD Festival. We had read the program, in fact assisted with writing the program with the ABCD team. We were looking forward to meeting very skilled ABCD practitioners and […]

The Unconference Victoria 2015 – Community Resilience & Innovation: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING

The Unconference Vic 2015 – A Participant-Driven Gathering COMMUNITY RESILIENCE AND INNOVATION: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING HOW CAN WE BUILD ON OUR STORIES OF CHANGE AND EXPLORE THE NEXT EDGES OF INNOVATION? Unconference outcomes 2015 Discover new ways of thinking! The Unconference Agitators will provide the space and experience to support the emergence of social innovation […]

What is Asset Based Community Development?

Excerpt from the ABCD Institute Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a strategy for sustainable community driven development. Beyond the mobilization of a particular community, ABCD is concerned with how to link micro-assets to the macro-environment. The appeal of ABCD lies in its premise that communities can drive the development process themselves by identifying and […]

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) &  Art of Hosting Introduction Workshops

2  DAY TRAINING PROGRAM $460 (incl GST) per participant including catering & handouts SHEPPARTON 14 & 15 April 2015: 10.00am – 4.00pm North Shepparton Community and Learning Centre, 10 – 14 Parkside Drive, Shepparton Download ABCD & AoH Shepparton 2015 flyer here WHITTLESEA 20 & 21 April 2015: 10.00am – 4.00pm Whittlesea Community Activity Centre, Laurel Street, Whittlesea Download ABCD and […]

Bottoms up with the NSDR by Mary Farrow

Bottoms up with the NSDR  by Mary Farrow, Centre of Resilience Risk Mitigation vs Community Resilience The National Strategy for Disaster Resilience (NSDR) identifies shared responsibility roles of government, emergency management agencies, businesses, organisations, families and individuals. The last 4 target groups are all  typical members of a community. While all roles are different in […]