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Blacktown Conference 2018

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Blacktown Workers Club

55 Campbell Street

Blacktown, NSW 2148

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ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (ABCD) TRAINING

WHAT
Experience a range of powerful strengths based approaches to community work and how to blend complementary methodologies to create powerful outcomes. Leave with practical tools and skills on how to:
• Focus on assets and strengths rather than deficiencies
• Discover ways to blend methodologies
• Apply strengths based monitoring and evaluation
• Build effective partnership strategies
• Increase confidence in hosting group work
• Form powerful enquiries and proposals
• Explore group dynamics and decision-making

WHY
Many of the challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational change, which can only be achieved by focusing on the strengths within. Tools to access these strengths include:
• Citizen and Community led Initiatives
• Asset-based or Place-based projects
• Collective Impact & Action work
• Collaboration & Community Conversations
• Participatory Citizen Juries, budgeting and more

HOW
Learn ways to weave, embed and sustain strengths-based and participatory practices through co-design and collaboration processes. We will show you how to move from dialogue to action and how to discover ways to address complex challenges via innovative solutions, including:
• Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)
• Results Based Accountability (RBA)
• Art of Hosting & Harvesting Conversations
• World Café
• Open Space Technology
• Appreciative Inquiry
• Divergent Emergent Convergent Thinking & Breath Patterns
• Presencing and Theory U
• Introduction to Strength Based Approach to Refugee Settlement.

FACILITATORS

Dee Brooks; Director of the Jeder Institute is a passionate community engagement and development trainer who has trained, facilitated, consulted and presented to thousands of people over two decades in a range of community, organisational and government settings. Dee’s background is in youth work, community research and community development and she is a firm believer in the power of tapping into the collective wisdom of a community to strengthen what's already there.

Dee is a Faculty Member of the ABCD Institute, a Steward of the International ABCD In Action network, a founding member of the ABCD Asia Pacific network, Director Oceania for the International Association of Community Development (IACD), an Art of Hosting Steward and Practitioner, a Senior Facilitator of DRUMBEAT for Holyoake and a founding member of The Unconference

Om Dhungel, FAICD, MBA, B.Sc. Engg: Om is a consultant and a practitioner of Strength-Based Approach to refugee settlement and community development. He also operates as a Strategic Connector assisting governments, corporations and NFPs to develop meaningful cross-sectoral collaboration as well as offer Innovation-Aware Governance and Community Engagement training. A Fellow and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Om is currently a Director on the Board of Asylum Seeker Centre and has served on a number of Boards in the recent past including Settlement Services International (SSI), SydWest Multicultural Services and MTC Australia. A 2016 Westpac Social Change Fellow, he is a recipient of 2017 UTS International Alumni Award and 2016 Community Service Lifetime Achievement Award amongst many other accomplishments.

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