Inspiring Communities is an organisation that catalyses locally-led change. Because this achieves sustainable, effective outcomes.

We are a team of specialists in community-led development. We use our experience and expertise to mentor, broker, train and connect communities to become even better places to live, work and invest in.

Inspiring Communities is a backbone organisation: we operate across many sectors at multiple levels. We are the reference point for community-led development in New Zealand, building on international and local practice-based evidence to grow and share expertise.

Events

2018 CLD Skills Workshops

We’re working with Exult, to bring you these workshops: Facilitating Community-led Change; Leading in Communities and Connections & Collaboration.

Peer Mentoring for Community Leaders

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and skills with your peers?
Do you want to deepen and strengthen your own leadership practice?

Inspiring Communities has teamed up with Auckland Council and Community Think to offer this three-part peer mentoring programme.

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News

Our May newsletter

Lots of great stuff, including a new blog about our new CLD Capability Framework, a few CLD skills workshops to go in May and June, Community Coaching and more community stories.

Our new CLD Capability Framework

Most community-led development (CLD) learning comes from practical experience – from doing it in and with communities – not from formal qualifications. Our CLD Capability Framework helps us clearly name the skills and practice behaviours, attitudes and values that really matter.

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Latest Stories

  • Whangaroa Community Playground
    January 31, 2018
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From the blog

Our new CLD Capability Framework

Most community-led development (CLD) learning comes from practical experience – from doing it in and with communities – not from formal qualifications. Our CLD Capability Framework helps us clearly name the skills and practice behaviours, attitudes and values that really matter.

I’ve been thinking….

Many years ago, when I was frustrated with how ABCD could be applied in transient communities, ….I met Mike. He explained to me that leading by stepping back is not leading from an organisational perspective, it’s not pushing community-led work from behind but, it’s still more than ‘walking beside’ community members; it’s a container, it’s a safety net, it’s a dance!

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