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An Asset-Based Community Development Virtual Workshop

December 2, 2020 | 9:00 Am - 4:00 PM EDT
December 3, 2020 | 9:00 Am - 4:00 PM EDT  

 

Cormac Russell has recently released a book called Rekindling Democracy- A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space in which he stipulates that organizations and professionals are not the solution to community problems, it is citizens who must be at the center of any authentic and powerful democratic response to challenges. 

We have booked two virtual workshops with Cormac Russell who will lead us through a learning journey to show how, as professionals and organization, we can shift to citizen-centred community development approaches from top-down institution-centred ones, and how we can challenge the status quo in order to reboot democracy. 

Option One

The Three Lane Hi-way- A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space

December 2, 2020 | 9:00 Am - 4:00 PM EDT

 

Morning Session: Growing the led by the people space & The Hydraulic Relationship

Presentations; Group work and deep dive discussions make this an energizing and liberating experience.

 

Early Afternoon Session: Tools for precipitating Citizen-led action and community building

Explore the power of questions, learning conversations; asset portraits. Here you will deepen practice, hone your skills and learn from peers.

 

Late Afternoon: The Eight Touchstones: A Framework for Place-based Community Building

The framework enable you to workout in practical terms how you are going to make this real in a back home context. You will develop a clear pathfinder framework to guide your future community building efforts.

 

* Please note that this agenda is subject to change as we develop the learning.  We will also be adding in some breaks and fun activities to help break up the day.

 

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Option Two

A Professional’s Guide to Working with Young People in Citizen Space

December 3, 2020 | 9:00 Am - 4:00 PM EDT

 

Morning Session: Growing the led by the people space with young people in key contributing roles

Using a mix of presentations, group work and deep dive discussions on how to support youth citizenship but also how best to support the wider community to recognize and include the gifts of young people.

 

Early Afternoon Session: Tools for precipitating Citizen-led action and community building

Explore the power of questions, learning conversations; asset portraits. In particular we want to explore ways that young people can be supported in community building roles within their own neighbourhoods.

 

Late Afternoon: The Eight Touchstones: A Framework for Place-based Community Building

You will develop a clear  framework to guide your future community building efforts ensuring that young people feel central, without feeling overburdened. 

* Please note that this agenda is subject to change as we develop the learning. We will also be adding in some breaks and fun activities to help break up the day.

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Faculty

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Cormac Russell

Cormac is a faculty member of the ABCD Institute and an internationally-renowned thought leader, trainer and Speaker. He has supported the establishment of more than 30 ABCD learning sites in Rwanda, South Sudan, Kenya, Canada, Sweden, Ireland and the UK. He is driven by a passionate belief in the importance of localism, economic and environmental sovereignty, and is a strong advocate for the protection of indigenous living and social justice. Cormac —a long-time friend and collaborator with Professor John McKnight has published extensively in professional journals on Asset-Based approaches to Probation, Health, Ageing Well, Community Housing, Community Development and Disability.

Location

Workshop One: December 2, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern via Zoom. 

Workshop Two: December 3, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern via Zoom.

 

Registration is now open, and is limited to 80 learners. Participants will be sent a pre-workshop package ahead of the workshop.  Zoom meeting details will be sent in advance.  

As this is a virtual workshop, please let us know in advance if you will need any technical support.  

Cost

Registration Price: $199 for single registration

Groups of 3 are eligible for a discounted price of $159 per person. 

Cities Reducing Poverty, Cities Deepening Community, and Communities Building Youth Futures members are eligible for a reduced price. Contact Christine for more information.

The registration rate includes the pre-workshop package and the 7 hour virtual workshop. It also includes a membership into Tamarack Institute's Learning community.

If you are in need of assistance with your registration or have any questions, please contact Christine. 

 

A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space 

For organizations working with community

December 2, 2020 | 9:00 Am - 4:00 PM EDT

Register for December 2
 

 

A Professional’s Guide to Working with Young People in Citizen Space

For organizations working with youth

December 3, 2020 | 9:00 Am - 4:00 PM EDT

Register for December 3