Category: News

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.

Our April newsletter

This year we celebrate our ten year anniversary! In celebration, we will be publishing a series of resources that reflect on our work, celebrate how far we have come and look to the future. The first piece is a resource to help with reflection, planning, recruitment and capacity building for your organisation or initiative.

The Capability Framework

Whatever our community-led development focus or role is, it’s HOW we work that matters most. Over the last decade IC has been learning about what effective practice looks like and the kinds of skills and capabilities required to do this work well.

Our March newsletter

In our March newsletter, you can find out where your nearest CLD skills workshop is and how to register. Plus, we have a new My Inspiring Community video and another inspirational video about what Community Development means. Enjoy!

Inspiring Communities’ February Newsletter

Read about our upcoming events, there’s new videos to watch, a community story from Whangaroa, our engagement with Te Tiriti o Waitangi + more