Who we are

The Jeder Institute’s team provides consultation in strengths-based community building for government, non-government and community organisations. The broad focus areas of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and Participatory Leadership can be tailored to suit your organisation and/or communities and provides practical knowledge and skills to create positive change by identifying hidden resources, natural leaders and energy for action.

Asset Based Community Development

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a globally adopted approach that recognises and builds on the strengths, gifts, talents and resources of individuals and communities to create strong, inclusive and sustainable communities.

ABCD is a powerful approach to community engagement and development that focuses on abilities and potential, rather than problems and deficits by discovering the resources that are already present in a community. Discovering community strengths is a powerful and productive way to address problems and realise a collective vision.

ABCD is at the centre of a large and growing global movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development.

Participatory Leadership

Participatory Leadership (Art of Hosting) offers a highly effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self organising capacity of groups of any size. Based on the assumption that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them – in work as in life – Participatory Leadership blends a suite of powerful conversational processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges facing them.

Groups and organisations using Participatory Leadership as a working practice report better decision making, more efficient and effective capacity building and greater ability to quickly respond to opportunity, challenge and change.

‘There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.’  Margaret Wheatley