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.
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.
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.
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.
For organizations working with community
December 2, 2020 | 9:00 Am - 4:00 PM EDT
For organizations working with youth
December 3, 2020 | 9:00 Am - 4:00 PM EDT