Person Centred Community Driven Workshop (4 sessions)
Join us for 4 interactive sessions in May for our Person-Centred Community- Driven series where we blend Person Centred Practice (PCP) with Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).
Person-Centred Community-Driven practice delivers an experience for people that shifts mindsets towards a strengths focused approach. Learning that searching for the gifts, strengths and passions of people, existing and extending relationships, linking into welcoming communities serves to build satisfying lives.
Some of the commonalities that have been discovered are:
- Working with foundational principle that everyone has gifts, skills and abilities to share is an important focus
- Individuals, families, communities and organisations are full of resources – when we support people to reframe their issues and concerns and to instead look for opportunities and possibilities, people become empowered and hopeful
- Community leadership comes in many forms – some of which you would not expect
- Relationship building is at the core of strengths focused work
Person-centred, Community-driven practice is an engaging, bold step forward for both community members and service providers to effectively utilise the identified individual, family and community strengths while planning a collaborative and locally based future!
During our time together you will learn to identify and mobilise individual and community strengths and assets to create powerful outcomes. The series will include:
- History and Philosophy of ABCD
- Values and Principles of PCP
- Needs versus Assets
- Top Down Bottom Up approach
- Mapping our Community using a person-centred and community-driven approach
- 6 Assets and 3 Drivers
- 5 Valued Experiences
- Asset Mapping Atlas
- Summary and Next Steps
Michaela Kennedy’s extensive experience in the disability sector and passion for all people to be valued citizens makes her a committed and highly regarded director of the Jeder team. She is dedicated to sharing her experiences (professionally and personally), supporting people to lead inclusive self-directed lives and to developing partnerships and collaborative opportunities. Michaela has worked at all levels within organisations, leading the cultural change processes to embed personalisation and community inclusion. Beginning in 2006, Michaela lead the implementation of Person Centred Practices at a large non-government service provider organisation. Establishing and leading a team of 6 Person Centred facilitators, she was the principal advisor to the senior leadership team and instrumental in the development of a strategic commitment to becoming a Person Centred Organisation.
Through her down-to-earth style, Dee Brooks brings people together in dynamic ways to realise and engage the full potential of their networks and communities. Dee is an Intentional Nomad who has travelled and worked in over 20 countries. Based on two decades of grassroots work, her work has inspired people at hundreds of events and workshops worldwide where she offers community engagement and development training and also provides professional co-design, facilitation and keynote addresses for conferences, forums and events.
Fiona Miller is a creative conduit and passionate about seeing people and communities explore and collaborate on all things local, getting people to the same table and sharing skills and knowledge. The ABCD principles and practices underpin all of her work and continue to be educated while educating. Conversations matter and by connecting conversations, amazing things can happen.
Beth Stockton is passionate about social justice, community led change and enabling collaborations from talk to action. As a specialist in impact measurement, she works with organisations and community initiatives to measure and use data to embed a culture of curiosity, learning and improvement across their work. To ensure outstanding results for communities, Beth dedicates energy and time to understand the communities she supports
Steph Bitter is an enthusiastic young woman, passionate about human rights and empowering individuals to express themselves. She is an advocate for social justice issues and enjoys helping people learn more about themselves, discovering what options they might have for a better future.