Community Conversations is a proven method to engage people from all walks of life to encourage active participation in broad community conversations.
“Very great change starts from very small conversations, held among people who care.” – Margaret Wheatley
Join us for this one day workshop where we will share a range of ABCD and other strength based methods to host meaningful community conversations to move from problems to possibilities. We will share stories, tips and tricks to create safe spaces that encourage community participations.
This event is for:
Anyone who wants to explore participatory processes and practices for moving dialogue to action and collaboration in communities:
- Business leaders and social entrepreneurs
- Community members and not for profit leaders
- Community organizers and their teams
- Next generation leaders and other young activists
- Department leaders, policy officers and program managers
- NDIS directors, team leaders, planners
Your hosts for this event are:
Michelle Dunscombe – Lives on Larrakia Country in the Northern Territory. She is an enthusiastic community development practitioner, facilitator and trainer who love’s working with emergence. She is skilled and passionate about strengthening regional, rural and remote communities, developing community leadership capacity, building community resilience and supporting community members to take action.
Fiona Miller – A creative conduit with a diverse back ground that includes community development, creative & visual arts, early years, education, bushfire recovery, inclusion, community houses, community gardens and more. Having worked within a variety of organisations/agencies and local governments she has a broad understanding of the diversity of organisational structures.
As a facilitator, graphic harvester or community member, contributing to community for making great places and participating in community led projects that are sustainable are her focus. She loves nothing more than watching people and projects grow and uses creative arts, ABCD and strengths based practices as platforms for discovering and exploring community futures.
Supporting our young people to explore their own place within community is something she sees as particularly important. Everyone deserves to feel safe and be included and we can build relationships and have fun while we do it.
If cost is a barrier please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Refunds are available up to 1 day prior to the event
The Jeder Institute operates across Australia and throughout the world to create positive change for individuals and communities. We bring people together to realise their full potential, increase collective knowledge, explore insights and engage community members in conversations that matter to empower individual’s choice and control by:
- Facilitating community conversations around critical social issues
- Building individual and community resilience
- Coordination of supports and capacity building (NDIS)
- Engaging and connecting with a diverse range of communities
- Co-developing organisational change management frameworks
- Identifying and mobilising individual and community assets and strengths
The Jeder Institute is a not-for-profit, Next Stage Organisation (NSO), based in Australia. We are a human-centred organisation committed to addressing local, national and international challenges and issues and commit to challenging the systems and structures which impede people’s ability to live a good life.
The Jeder Institute focuses on community capacity building by identifying and building on existing strengths to create and live an ordinary life and to further create inclusive communities through collective action. The Jeder Institute provides strengths-focused workshops, training and facilitation to individuals, communities and organisations through both contemporary and well-known practices.