The Waitaha CLD Network was formed to grow and strengthen regional connections for Community-led Development (CLD) practitioners in our region. Through opportunities for networking, peer support, growing CLD skills and knowledge, celebrating successes, resolving challenges and championing CLD approaches we will build this network together. Steve Jones-Poole has been engaged as a Coordinator for the Waitaha CLD Network. He can be contacted for more information by email: WaitahaCLD@inspiringcommunities.org.nz

Waitaha CLD CONNECT – June 2024 – Expressions of Interest 

CONNECT is a CLD community of practice with up to 8 participants who meet over four x 1.5 hour sessions over a two month period to share and explore the ins and outs of doing CLD. These facilitated sessions are a great way to get new ideas and support for the tricky stuff we all face, with participants sharing their knowledge and perspective to help each other develop their community development practice and move forward on challenges. We are intending to start at the beginning of June 2024. (dependent on sufficient numbers enrolling)

  • Session dates/times will be arranged directly with participants 
  • We will work out with those interested in participating whether the CONNECT sessions are run as in-person or online sessions.
  • $79 plus GST for community and volunteer organisations, $95 plus GST for local council/govt/funders

“Initially I was concerned that attending this group would add to my workload, but it didn’t – it was instead an energizing and refreshing experience.”  

Waitaha CONNECT Group participant 2023

Contact person for questions: Steve Jones-Poole, Coordinator, Waitaha CLD Network WaitahaCLD@inspiringcommunities.org.nz

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The Waitaha CLD Network would like to thank
Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs
for supporting this mahi.