To promote community-led development (CLD) across the motu, we provide a diverse range of CLD learning and connecting opportunities.

Explore what’s available to help you support and strengthen your locally-led outcomes and projects. Let’s continue to develop our capacity, share, and stay connected in 2024.

>Community Building Blocks

A free online 90-minute group session that helps you connect with others in the community-led development (CLD) space, facilitated by one of the Inspiring Communities’ team members. Each session will have a different topic, based around a specific CLD need, framework, tool or resource – but every session is designed to help you explore community-focused ways of working collaboratively and develop strategies to respond to current challenges and opportunities in your work.

>Child Rich Communities Online Kōrero

Our online kōrero are not your standard webinar; they enable connection and collaborative learning with people who are working in grass roots child-rich community-led ways, as well as those who are working in the wider child and youth wellbeing space. These free 90 minute sessions are opportunity to gain insights, network with like-minded people, and be part of a movement towards a brighter future led by our youth.

>CLD Skills Workshops

Join us in person for a one-day skills workshop designed to strengthen your community-led practices and build local connections, in a dynamic group environment. The workshops are held around Aotearoa, so look for one coming up in your region.

>Online Learning Module

Inspiring Communities has developed this learning module from what we have learnt over many years of working with and alongside communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. This self-directed, self-paced course will introduce you to the principles of community-led development and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We explore how to work with complexity, and share tools for how to engage with your communities, map their strengths and assets and establish strong governance structures and processes.


Earn a community-led development micro-credential in CLD facilitation from Otago Polytechnic, in partnership with Inspiring Communities. This is a self-directed, self-paced learning experience, but the monthly online sessions are a facilitated learning group that allows you to work alongside others who are completing this qualification.

This “mini” qualification validates that you have the competencies to plan and facilitate community-led development processes, hui, meetings and workshops – for a diverse range of groups – and helps strengthen your CLD practice.

>Make the Move Learning Series

This learning series supports public sector professionals to create the conditions for community-led change. Unpack the sticky issues we face trying to enable community responses within a government context.

Explore the latest theory and evidence, build and deepen relationships with a network of peers across local and central government and move from intention to action.

>Webinar Series

There are no webinars scheduled for 2024, however you can still learn from leading community change experts by watching our previous Co-Matters webinars. Click here to find webinars sharing anything from collaboration and thought leadership to the shifts needed to enable effective change, using tangible examples and real-life stories.