Workshop Series

If you’re interested in co-hosting a building community workshop or another bespoke learning and development opportunity get in touch!

Facilitating Community-led Change

With an emphasis on engaging all parts of the community and bringing together diverse people, voices, groups and sectors, community-led development can be challenging.  Having the skills, confidence and tactics to convene creative and constructive big picture conversations is essential.
This workshop will focus on useful approaches, processes and ideas for bringing and keeping groups and teams together, having conversations that really matter – and having FUN.

This workshop will help you:

  • Create cohesive groups
  • Polish your role as a facilitator
  • Explore approaches that build common agendas
  • Gather a variety of participation techniques for your tool kit
  • Deal with difficult behaviours and conflict
  • Develop the ability to move flexibly and adapt with what emerges

Connections and collaboration

A community thrives when locals connect and collaborate to realise the potential of their place. Community-led development enables people to find, make and maintain relationships across diverse groups and sectors. Effective community engagement is more than consultation. It requires the vital elements of trust, observation, analysis and an ability to co-create vision and plan for change.

This workshop will help you:

  • Assess your community relationships
  • Identify new allies, connections and influencers
  • Apply tools to build and sustain stakeholder relationships
  • Establish steps to map and tap into the strengths of your wider community
  • Expand your capacity to hold and maintain diverse relationships

Leading in Communities

Community-led development practice challenges  our ways of thinking, acting and leading. It tests our assumptions about leadership – who has it, how we grow it, how we connect the diverse voices. It nurtures and develops emerging local leaders. This workshop explores frameworks and tools for thinking, acting and leading amidst complexity, where leadership is primarily about continuous learning on the job. 

This workshop will help you:

  • Recognise your leadership strengths as an active citizen in your community
  • Identify strategies for fostering leadership of others, across diverse groups and sectors
  • Explore tools and strategies to make sense of challenging leadership situations
  • Apply frameworks that help you discern how, where and if you might intervene in complex situations

Remember we can work with you to tailor a workshop to fit the needs of your community  If you’re interested in co-hosting an event, get in touch

This course gave me hope and excitement for what can be done to make our community better!”

“We learned many practical skills… and were inspired by the examples of community action – a wealth of ideas that can be adapted to our own situation.”  – Intro to CLD Participant