- Skills-focussed half day, full day and multiday workshops for resident leaders and practitioners, policy-makers as well local government personnel
- Bespoke information that draws on our written resources and experience
- Mentoring and coaching practitioners as they deepen their CLD practice
- Co-creating in-house capacity-building programmes with large organisations.
In one such example we have developed a multi-year learning and development programme with the Department of Internal Affairs. We are training 100 of their regional managers and advisors to embed a consistent approach and quality of service throughout Aotearoa.
Fundamental to CLD is emerging practice – a commitment to continuous learning and reflection is imperative for working in complex community contexts. So our training is wrapped around peer mentoring. We have developed a set of core competencies based on our research and our vast knowledge of cutting edge CLD practice. The competencies are taught in modules which include:
- CLD Overview, Peer mentoring skills and toolbox
- Facilitating groups and inquiry
- Supporting resident-led development
- Noticing and learning impact and change
- Practicing cross-sectorial collaboration
- Leadership and governance in communities
- Practioner project: integrating knowledge and our practice
These modules are taught over two years – the third year focusses on leadership; passing on what has been learnt so that CLD practice extends and communities are empowered to create solutions that are right for them.