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Asset Based Community Development

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Asset based community development (ABCD) invites communities to turn the traditional model of community development on its head, and rather than looking at communities in terms of their deficiencies and needs, it asks what are their assets and strengths and how can we use these as building blocks for sustainable, grassroots-led development. **Please note, this is a 2 day workshop**


In the London Borough of Bexley, we are keen that our voluntary sector organisations, communities and commissioners alike, all share an understanding of an asset-based approach. 


This 2 day workshop will be provided by Cormac Russell, from Nurture Development (www.nurturedevelopment.org), who are world leaders in Asset Based Community Development learning.  You can see Cormac’s TEDx talk ‘Sustainable Community Development: from what’s wrong to what’s strong’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5xR4QB1ADw


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.


This is a one off training opportunity and places are limited. This training will be advertised by BVSC shortly and you will be able to book through their website. 


The training will cost £50 per place for voluntary and community organisations, but £30 of the cost will be refunded when you attend.


Venue: Peabody Offices, Hailey Road Business Park


Please note that parking is very limited, but there are bus routes (Yarnton Way Norman Road bus stop on routes 180, 401 and 601) and it is a 6 min walk from Belvedere Train station.


Lunch will be provided on both days, but participants must notify us of any allergies and dietary requirements.


8th October 2018 10:00 AM   through   9th October 2018 4:00 PM
Peabody Offices
Hailey Road Business Park
61 Hailey Road
Erith, KEN DA18 4AA
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
Member rate £ 50.00
Non-member rate £ 50.00
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