the5hs-downloadGifts I can give my community: A simple guide to discovering people’s gifts!

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The Key Principles of ABCD by Dee Brooks
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ABCD Institute – Tool Kit
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OpenSpacwEventDownloadHow to Run an Open Space Event

InclusionDownloadInclusion Takes Both Person-Centered and Community-Centered Work

ABCD Immersion Program

The Art of Participatory Community Building 2018

Experience how to blend ABCD with a range of powerful strengths-based approaches to community work and complementary methodologies to create powerful outcomes. Leave with practical tools & skills on how to:

  • Focus on assets and strengths rather than deficiencies
  • Discover ways to blend methodologies
  • Apply strengths-based monitoring and evaluation
  • Build effective partnership strategies
  • Increase confidence in hosting group work
  • Form powerful enquiries and proposals
  • Explore group dynamics and decision-making
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Tamarack – Top 100 Partners exercise

(Based on an exercise from the Tamarack Institute) Available in English and Bahasa. Continue reading →



Inclusion Takes Both Person-Centered and Community-Centered Work ABCD’s particular contribution to inclusion comes from its focus on the whole community rather than on individuals. Its goal is to grow the conviction that conviction. Through ABCD organizing. well-connected people build networks Continue reading →


How to Run an Open Space Event

If you are a control freak, you will hate organising an Open Space event! It involves a lot of trust that the process will work but at the same time I have never seen or heard of one not working. Continue reading →


The Drivers

What activates communities ? Asset maps can be developed around a specific topic or issue. For example, youth action, social innovation, homelessness, inclusive communities. Although, if mapping is not linked to action, there may not be movement. So what drives Continue reading →


Gifts I can give my community

A simple guide to discovering people’s gifts! The gifts of the head, hand and heart exercise can be adapted in many ways. Below are some ways that people have used the exercise although, feel free to be as creative as Continue reading →


Design for Wiser Action Tools

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