Inspiring Communities runs a number of events across Aotearoa every year. We bring speakers from across the world and Aotearoa to your place.

We run workshops, training days, boost camps and we work alongside communities, agencies, academics and organisations co-hosting conferences, seminars, master classes – in fact anything that strengthens community-led development in New Zealand.



We’re coming to Southland!

If you want to be more effective in this space - share and learn with others... more

Community-led action in Kaikōura

Come and activate Kaikōura with us!   Te Hā o Mātauranga –... more

Croissants and Community

We’re excited to be launching new workshops for public sector... more

Activate Report

   In April we held a hugely successful innovative event. We took... more

Workshops – Activating Community

US Neighbourhood Power Champion Jim Diers is coming back!  We're looking... more

Communities leading Change

Inspiring Communities is heading to the West Coast of the South Island, and... more

Opportunities to work with Jim Diers

Participatory democracy has been Jim Diers’ preoccupation and his career for... more

Ready Set Go!

An interactive introduction to CLD (community-led development) - one  session... more

How to partner effectively

Who: Partnership Brokers Association & Thought Partners Date: September... more

Start Local. Let it happen, make it work

Building Resilient Communities Start Local. Let it Happen, Make it work was... more