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Learning by doing

Noticing change is at the foundation of effective change. CLD is a long term game, and one where rules, models and evidence only take us so far. We are constantly reminded that not everything that counts can be easily measured.

It’s there important that we embrace a ‘learning by doing’ approach in order to better understand what works, what doesn;t and why. This applied and adaptive learning remains at the heart of CLD.

Sharing diverse examples, stories, ideas and results from community-led activity around Aotearoa serves to strengthen a community’s ability to succeed. These examples of learning by doing are intended to support and inspire you to use community-led development to make positive change in your place.

learning by doingInspiring Communities’ has published a comprehensive examination of Community-led development. Aptly named Learning by Doing, it traverses both theory and practice, and is pivotal to any practitioner working in CLD in New Zealand.

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Looking Back to Move Forward

Thoughts on taking a community-led development approach in Aoateroa from... more

Child Rich Communities – Bright Spots

Check out our Bright Spots webinar; we examine 3 lessons that emerged from the... more

What We Are Learning about CLD

What We Are Learning  2010 is Inspiring Communities inaugural learning... more

A Training Resource – At the Heart

At the Heart is a DVD that describes and promotes what can happen when families... more

Learning by Doing: Community-led Change in Aotearoa

Learning by Doing is Inspiring Communities second major learning... more

Understanding and accelerating community-led development in Aotearoa New Zealand

We received a Lottery Community Sector Research Fund grant to better... more

Margaret Wheatley – We are the ones we’ve been waiting for

In November 2014, 140 people had the privilege of hearing Margaret (Meg)... more

Neighbourhood-led Development

This short film produced by Auckland Council and Rooftops Media highlights the... more