Get support as and how you need it for your CLD work. Our one-hour 1:1 Kōrero provide you with access to expert advice on the specific tools and practices relevant to your organisation, project or desired outcome.

What to expect.

Book an hour-long, online kōrero with one of our experienced CLD practitioners. Together you can explore your unique situation, identify potential strengths and assets within your community, and apply CLD tools and thinking to support your mahi.

How does it work?

These 1-hour, 1:1 sessions will be held by Zoom video call. Use the link below to book directly online, pre-select a desired time and date from the options available and complete a short series of questions to help us understand what you would like to focus your session on.

What costs are involved?

Our CLD Clinics are currently FREE.

Click on one of the facilitator + signs below to book your FREE 1:2:1 Kōrero

Kindra Douglas

Kindra Douglas was the Founding Director of Victory Community Centre, located on the Victory Primary School campus in Nelson. The Centre has won a number of awards for its innovative work and partnership. Kindra was the founding Chair of Nelson Tasman Housing Trust which has gone on to develop 43 new homes for low-income families and also offers a range of other housing supports.

Kindra has experience in education, crafts, counselling, retail books and publishing, and holds a wide range of community contexts.


Denise Bijoux

Originally from Taranaki, Denise is a visionary community activator with extensive practical and strategic experience in locally-led change, community building, placemaking, research and evaluation. Denise runs Catalyse Network and delivers the annual Placemaking Week in Tāmaki Makaurau; she is also a member of the Aotearoa regional team of PlacemakingX and the current Chair of Morningside Urban Market Garden. Denise was a recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2012 and travelled through the US and Canada exploring the influence of CLD approaches on wider systems change.

She believes in investing in people as much as projects and enjoys sharing community-led approaches and experience from across Aotearoa as well as helping to bring some of the wealth of information from all over the world to those working and living in community-led ways here.


Anna Parker

Supporting the growth of strong and resilient communities is at the heart of Anna’s mahi. Anna has diverse experience of grassroots community development, from working on peace building efforts with indigenous women leaders in Bougainville (PNG) to activating the community-led vision for the Valley Project in North Dunedin.

Anna is a reflective practitioner and a systems thinker committed to social justice, and is passionate about youth development. She thrives when working cross-culturally and enjoys supporting communities to navigate their journey with Te Tiriti o Waitangi. As the director of Mātāwai Consultancy, Anna supports a number of Otago based organisations to think strategically and grow their impact.


Cissy Rock

Cissy works with the dynamics of systems addressing symptoms of patronisation, inclusion /exclusion and how to build cohesion. With over 15 years experience working with communities and Local Government, she has found that integrity is at the heart of her work and at the heart of her trouble making.

Cissy set up Community Think Ltd in 2015, to stand in her belief that together we do make a difference. She continues to collaborate across Aotearoa undertaking campaigns, project development, change management, coaching, supervision workshops and facilitation.

Tessa Mackenzie

Growing up as a punk in 80’s England, Tessa learnt the importance of social activism early on.

For the last 28 years Tessa has worked in the community and social sectors of Tauranga Moana and Hauraki. Grass roots roles such as community advocacy around mining, social and community development, and Strengthening Families facilitation, contribute to her understanding of community diversity and the importance of connection.


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Looking for other CLD Training Opportunities?

Small groups of 5-6 individuals who meet monthly online to explore and deepen their community-led practice. Facilitated by an experienced CLD Practitioner.