Small groups of 5-6 individuals who meet monthly online to explore and deepen their community-led practice. Facilitated by an experienced CLD Practitioner.
2021 sessions have started in March and will run through to October.
PURCHASE FOUR SESSIONS AND ATTEND ANY OF OUR MONTHLY ALLOCATED TIMES IN 2021.
CONNECT brings together small groups of people online, creating a supportive, peer-mentoring environment where the topic of discussion is flexible and depends on participant needs.
Hosted by an Inspiring Communities facilitator, the CONNECT sessions provide a great way to:
- LEARN: get feedback on new ideas you’re keen to try or around tough stuff you’re facing
- SHARE: insights from your experience and reflections on what’s happening in communities across your region
- CONNECT: build your CLD support network
Register to attend CONNECT
Tuesday April 27th, 1 – 2.30 pm, for those working anywhere else in Aotearoa/NZ with Margy-Jean Malcolm as facilitator.
Thursday May 6th, 9.30 – 11 am for Auckland/Northland participants with Denise Bijoux as facilitator.
These groups will continue at the same time of day/week of each month: the Auckland/Northland group will meet on the first Thursday of every month. The rest of Aotearoa group will meet every fourth Tuesday of the month.
If you miss the first session(s) you are still welcome to join in later months. Just make sure you can fit in at least 4 sessions this year.
Please note that we are offering a discounted not-for-profit rate. If cost is a barrier for you, please see below for the option to apply for a scholarship.
What does it cost?
$95.00 + GST
We offer a discounted rate for all not-for-profit organisations.
$295.00 + GST
For Local and Central government, businesses and funders.
This cost enables you to attend 4 x 90-minute sessions throughout 2021.
Is cost a barrier for you?
This year, Inspiring Communities have five scholarships available. You can apply for one of these scholarships with your registration.
Another suggestion and recommendation would be including this activity within a grant application for professional development.
Testimonial from our 2020 cohort
I was able to bring real-world problems and issues I faced working with projects back to the group for feedback and response.
I got honest, frank and considered suggestions and guidance as well as a lot of reassurance that gave me the confidence to deal with the many challenges that come with managing community development projects.
I also learned a lot from the other participants who all had such unique experiences and expertise in connecting with communities. It was very much a case of learning by sharing.
I would strongly recommend anyone involved with community development to join in on a connect group. I am sure you will get so much from it.
– Paul C, Project Lead, MPI
“A Community of Practice is a real ako space for teaching and learning together.”
Anna Parker, Inspiring Communities.