Category: News

Jim Diers’ latest reflections

Inspiring Communities has been working with Jim Diers since 2012. Over this time he has met with many communities, governments and local officials here and around the world. Here are his latest reflections, based on that experience.

Our July newsletter

All the latest news and information from the team, including a blog from Deloitte, the report from the Weaving our Strengths Forum, a visit from Jim Diers, upcoming workshop dates and more.

To Embrace Community We Must Embrace Complexity

IC’s David Hanna met recently with the team at Deloitte to discuss the complexity of systems and the resilience and potential of communities. Read the key takeaway points here.

Our June newsletter

Here’s Inspiring Communities’ June 2018 newsletter, just in case you missed it! All the latest news here.

Weaving our Strengths forum report

We thought you’d be interested in our report from the Weaving our Strengths forum in May 2018. Here’s the report as well as some fantastic illustrations and photos from the day.

The Pūkeko Centre: A shared vision in East Christchurch

The Parklands community in East Christchurch was badly affected by the 2011 earthquakes. This is a story of how two unlikely collaborators came together to create something new for the whole community, using a community-led approach.

Jim Diers available to come to Aotearoa

Jim Diers is available to come back to Aotearoa New Zealand from 11th – 18th August. Always popular, Jim can run workshops, masterclasses or sessions with your team.

From Complexity to Collaboration: a new paper

Using a community-led development lens, this paper discusses public policy and implementation for complex problems such as child poverty. Ideas from Inspiring Communities, Whānau Ora, Vibrant Communities Canada, the Scottish Community Development Centre and more are included.

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.