It started with a lone voice in Goa, India.
In January 2017, Bernie Dolley from Ikhala Trust, stood up, in front of everyone, at the end of the ABCD Festival in Goa and announced her intention to host the next ABCD global gathering in South Africa.
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….about Hosting Community by Dee Brooks* Mike Green and Henry Moore of the ABCD Institute were onto something, years ago, when they coined the phrase “leading by stepping back” as a successful way to work within a community. Many years … Continue reading →
September 07, 2017 by Dee Brooks For many years, IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum, which explores different levels of community engagement, has been a part of what I teach in blended workshops where I combine Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and the … Continue reading →
Richard Holmes talks to Dee Brooks from the Jeder Institute about her journey into asset based community development. She shares how she created ABCD Co-Labs, and stories from how they have been used. Dee offers her advice to young people … Continue reading →
June 2015 saw us pack our bags and head for the UK, well specifically Ribby Hall, Wrea Green Lancashire in England’s North West for the 2015 ABCD Festival. We had read the program, in fact assisted with writing the program … Continue reading →
Local football clubs are great proponents of ABCD and they don’t know it. Ever been a part of a footy club? You soon get to know who is the plumber, the accountant, the builder, the student etc. Clubs are adept … Continue reading →
When you walk into your local Op Shop what do you see? Probably just a range of second hand goods at a bargain price. You may be aware that you are supporting a charity or a local community organisation but … Continue reading →
an influential overview By Dee Brooks & Judi Geggie The following paper has been written from the perspective of two former staff members from the Family Action Centre (FAC), University of Newcastle; a strengths-based centre that was an early … Continue reading →
— the internal mechanics of effective collective impact By Dee Brooks I wrote a blog some months ago titled “Through the Looking Glass; a Blended Herstory” which was an attempt to synthesise almost 2 decades of work. This cathartic experience … Continue reading →
It is your choice. If you don’t like the LAC or NDIS planner you have been allocated you may request someone else. You are in Control.
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