1.0 Grow from Shared Local Visions
For Community-Led Development (CLD) to be effective, those who live with the impact of the challenges and opportunities they are facing must be involved in shaping the aspirations for the future.
GROW A COMMUNITY VISION
How you start a community conversation will have a big impact on the way people engage, how they share what they care about, and the action that follows. Visioning and relationship building are vital for this. Strengths-based questions help build community pride and identify local hopes, dreams, capabilities, and challenges. Start where people are and move toward a focus on possibilities and better futures.
WORKING WITH TANGATA WHENUA
Relationship-building between tāngata whenua (people of the land) and tāngata tiriti (all others who have come here) organisations, groups and communities is a core foundation of CLD in Aotearoa. Self-determined processes for whānau, hapū, and iwi are at the heart of flourishing wider communities. To develop a shared local vision we must understand who was in this place, who is in this place now, and who will be in this place in the future. What are tāngata whenua aspirations for this place?
Use these articles, resources and frameworks to help activate community-led development practices and explore what your community desires more deeply. Start from where you are and consider these key questions when guiding others toward a shared local vision.
What do we know about our community and what more do we need to know?
How do we connect as a community in more creative ways?
Engagement ideas tailored for each context and culture:
- Community Engagement Tips.
- How to engage with children.
- Creating age-friendly communities.
- Increase participation in community sport.
How do we organise a successful visioning session?
Practices and tools for great community facilitation:
How do we make sense of what the community might be ready for next?
Where else can I get inspiration for my interest in community visioning?
Access these community innovation toolkits:
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