Art of Participatory Community Building – East Sussex 2019

Art of Participatory Community Building – East Sussex 2019 Date: 9th – 21st June 2019 Location: East Sussex Core Team: Dee Brooks, Michelle Dunscombe, Jackie Saul-Hunt (Rother Voluntary Action), Terry Hume and Jen Walls (East Sussex County Council), & Julia Roberts (Culture Shift) Many of the challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational change,…

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Art of Participatory Community Building – Albany 2019

Art of Participatory Community Building – Albany 2019 Date: 22nd – 24th May 2019 Location: Albany, NSW Core Team: Dee Brooks, Michelle Dunscombe, Liz Nicholas (Link West), Josephine Lebbing (Community Empowerment Network), Petra Thompson (Denmark Community Resource Centre) & Tammy Flett (City of Albany) Many of the challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational…

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Art of Participatory Community Building – Launceston 2019

Art of Participatory Community Building – Launceston 2019 Date: 14th – 16th May 2019 Location: Newstead, Launceston, TAS Core Team: Dee Brooks, Michelle Dunscombe, Fiona Miller (NEYG) and Tracy Eddington-McKay (Burnie Community House) Many of the challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational change, which can best be achieved by focusing on the strengths…

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Art of Participatory Community Building – Moreland 2019

Art of Participatory Community Building – Moreland 2019 Date: 10th – 12th April 2019 Location: Oxygen Youth Services, Coburg, VIC Core Team: Dee Brooks, Michelle Dunscombe & Bernadette Heatherington (Moreland City Council) Thank Many of the challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational change, which can best be achieved by focusing on the strengths…

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Art of Participatory Community Building – Woolloomooloo 2019

Art of Participatory Community Building – Woolloomooloo 2019 Date: 29th – 31st January 2019 Location: Woolloomooloo, NSW Core Team: Dee Brooks, Michelle Dunscombe & Jax Wechsler (Sticky Design Studio and Social Design Sydney) Many of the challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational change, which can best be achieved by focusing on the strengths…

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Art of Participatory Community Building – Charters Towers 2018

Art of Participatory Community Building – Charters Towers 2018 Date: 2nd – 4th October 2018 Location: Charters Towers, Townsville, QLD Core Team: Dee Brooks, Michelle Dunscombe, Denise Bijoux (Catalyse New Zealand) and Melanie Adams and Tamika Mihill (Prospect Services) Many of the challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational change, which can best be…

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Art of Participatory Community Building – Bristol 2018

Art of Participatory Community Building – Bristol 2018 Date: 10th – 12th July 2018 Location: Bristol Core Team: Terry Black (Bristol City Council), Dee Brooks, Tracey Cabache (Torbay Community Development Trust), Michelle Dunscombe, Rich Holmes (Barnwood Trust), Martin Simon (Freedom Favours) Many of the challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational change, which can…

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Participatory Community Building – Blacktown 2017

Asset-Based Community-Driven Development (ABCD) Immersion Workshop Date: 27th – 29th November 2017 Location: SydWest Multicultural Services, Blacktown, NSW Hosted by: Dee Brooks, Om Dhungel, Michelle Dunscombe, Peregrin Chiara & Rachael Eyles Many of the challenges faced by individuals and communities require transformational change, which can best be achieved by focusing on the strengths within. Ways…

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The Nature of ABCD in Australia

Download 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 adopter and pioneer of ABCD work in Australia. The authors have both since left the…

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Inventing Organisations: an emergent response to growth

The paradox of bottom up community development and top down consultancy Written by Dee Brooks The Jeder Institute is a strengths-focused, not-for-profit, messy, imperfect, next-stage organisation, based on decades of asset-based community development and person-centred practices, blended participatory leadership approaches and is uniquely based on our own member-led horizontal governance platform. Power and Participation As…

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Community Development | Dee Brooks: Connect, Don’t Collect – The Art of Community Asset Mapping

Dee Brooks, Agitator, Blender and Chief Hugger of the Jeder Institute, provides a brief overview of Asset Mapping to truly mobilize communities. Please join the conversation around community development and the asset-based approach to community development, leave a comment and let us know your thoughts. And hit the subscribe button to follow us. About Communities@Work…

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Place Making: before you make a place!

Written by Fiona Miller   Placemaking is a multi-layered approach to the planning, design and organisation of public spaces. Placemaking focusses on the broad spectrum of all local community assets. It creates places and spaces that promote connection, good health and wellbeing and can bring happiness. Good Placemaking is: Community driven and collaborative Relevant to…

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Art of Participatory Community Building

Art of Participatory Community Building The Art of Participatory Community Building blends Asset Based Community-led Development (ABCD) and Art of Hosting (Participatory Leadership) to provide participatory; patterns, practices, processes, and principles to give you the tools to co-create projects and initiatives. How do we co-create sustainable change that is mutually beneficial? How do we discover…

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Person Centered Community Driven Practices

Person Centered Community Driven Practices The Jeder Institute is a ground-breaking, dynamic organisation who brings people together to realise their full potential and build on their existing networks and community strengths! We believe that everyone has abilities and everyone has something to contribute to their communities because there is no one we don’t need! Jeder…

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Asset-based Community Development

Deadly ABCDAsset Based Community-led 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. “When people discover what they have, they find power. When people join together in new connections and relationships…

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DRUMBEAT

Drumbeat DRUMBEAT workshops can enhance your next team building and development day as it engages people quickly through music, provides a sense of connectedness with self and others and is physical, non-competitive and fun!! Throughout the sessions, individuals become a stronger team and the team becomes a vibrant community. Workshops run from between 1 and…

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Flow Game

Flow Game The Flow Game is a process designed as a board game that creates a space for individual and collective consciousness and intelligence to emerge through reflection, dialogue and interactive learning. It is played in groups of between 4-6 players and is hosted by a flow host, just as suited for groups or teams…

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Graphic Recording

Graphic Recording Graphic recording and facilitation involves capturing people’s ideas and expressions—in words, images and color—as they are being spoken in the moment.It is a tool for bridging visual thinking and conversation as it helps to illustrate how people connect, contribute, learn and make meaning together. Graphic recording and facilitation can be used for groups…

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Independent Planning for the NDIS

Independent Planning for the NDIS Building Capacity with people experiencing disability and their families to Lead self directive lives, Demonstrate leadership, Build partnerships We Believe That leadership by individuals experiencing disability and families is integral to the building of inclusive communities, strengthening partnerships and to influencing the policies made by government. Jeder Institute provides opportunities…

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Person Centred Thinking

Person Centred Thinking The Jeder Institute is a ground-breaking, dynamic organisation who brings people together to realise their full potential and build on their existing networks and community strengths! We believe that everyone has abilities and everyone has something to contribute to their communities because there is no one we don’t need! Jeder Institute is…

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Building Capacity with Individuals and Families

Building Capacity with Individuals and Families Building Capacity with people experiencing disability and their families to Lead self directive lives, Demonstrate leadership and Build partnerships We Beleive That leadership by individuals experiencing disability and families is integral to the building of inclusive communities, strengthening partnerships and to influencing the policies made by government. Jeder Institute…

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MAPS & PATH

MAPS & PATH Maps and PATH are planning frameworks designed to help restore dreams and ignite hope by drawing people together to envision, plan and enact constructive futures. “Don’t just do something…..Sit there!” Maps tells a person’s story so we can remember who they are. Their gifts are named to help achieve dreams and to…

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Collaborative Leadership

Collaborative LeadershipNurturing Leaders in an Emerging Landscape The viability and resiliency of a self-organizing system comes from its great capacity to adapt as needed, to create structures that fit the moment. It is not locked into any one structure; it is capable of organizing into whatever form it determines best suits the present situation. Margaret…

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Person Centred Lifestyle Planning

Person Centred Lifestyle Planning This workshop is beneficial for people that work with people, e.g. children, youth, disability, ageing and families, supporters, key workers, case managers, managers, leaders 3 Day workshopPerson Centred Lifestyle Planning is a way to discover and describe What a good life is like for a person Who are the important people…

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Visions & Values to Action

Visions & Values to Action The Jeder Institute is a ground-breaking, dynamic organisation who brings people together to realise their full potential and build on their existing networks and community strengths! Jeder Institute is a not-for-profit organisation, established as a pathway for all people to develop networks, enhance skills, practice leadership and further build both…

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Deadly ABCD

Deadly ABCDAsset Based Community-led Development Program participants of Deadly ABCD will learn about community building and participation, self-efficacy to act, join others and participate in citizen-driven community efforts (collective efficacy). The program interweaves First Nation Australian Indigenous culture, values and knowledge and global asset based community-led development practices, which underpins the overall framework. Participatory leadership…

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An Overview of Conscious Co-design

Based on reflections of the concept of The Natural and the Open from The Apparatus, by Giorgio Agamben Written by: Dee Brooks The overview of Conscious Co-Design (CCD) offers a space for inquiry and conscious decision making when practically applying a number of community engagement and development frameworks, including their practices, processes, patterns and guiding…

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Finding a housemate

Ethan grew up in Sydney’s inner west where he also went to school. He is a young man living with Autism and a moderate intellectual disability, but that doesn’t stop his from living his best life. A few years ago, Ethan and his Mother Claudia made a sea change and moved to the Illawarra region.…

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Conscious Co-Design

Conscious Co-Design: creating safe spaces to explore vulnerability in complexity Written by Fiona Miller Locating yourself within a number of given community engagement and development frameworks can be exciting, stress relieving and can open up new possibilities. Patterns in frameworks are as natural, and needed, as breathing; you just don’t know what you don’t know!…

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Eurobodalla NSW May 2019

Download Date:1st to 4th May 2019 Hosted By: Barbara Chappell from Simply Speaking. Who: Michaela, Jason, Meredith, Dee, Aleks, Lynn, Raye, Brett Day Two Zoom: Vanessa, Lisa, Margaret, Michelle, Kerry, Sara OUR PURPOSE: Build on how we can consciously connect and co-create our future through delving into what we have made together since our last…

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Reflections of a Reluctant Apprentice

By Kerry Hartigan

I know that not all participants end up being practitioners. I know that not all stewards have been apprentices.  I believe that there are natural AoH practitioners who come with innate wisdom and experience, without ever joining an AoH gathering. I began to wonder what it would look like if people were asked: ‘Tell me about your AoH journey?”

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The Art of Coasting Stewardship and Beyond!

By Dee Brooks and Kerry Hartigan
Art of Hosting, Ballina, NSW, Australia

The Art of Coasting provided a place to “hold space” for ourselves and each other for gentle healing and catharsis and also for genuine learning and growth. As a Core Team, we all left this training feeling like we had equally contributed, we had experienced a deep learning together and we were equally valued.

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Designing Deep Dialogue

I’ve been an Intentional Nomad for over 3 years now and to date, participatory co-designing of meetings, forums, conferences and events is the work that stretches me! Due to not having a physical address or community who I live amongst, I have discovered a few ways to strengthen my own global community while supporting others.

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Smiths Lakes NSW Nov 2018

Download Date: Monday 5th & 7th Nov 2018 Who: Lynn Lennon, Brett Pischke, Yvonne Matsas,Margaret Henville, Jason Emmins, Dee Brooks, Kerry Hartigan, Cecily Spradbrow. Apologies: Michaela Kennedy, Lisa Zulfiqar OUR PURPOSE: Build on how we can consciously connect and co-create our future through delving into what we have made together since our last gathering.  …

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Glebe NSW August 2018

Download Date: 17th Aug 2018 OUR PURPOSE: Build on how we can consciously connect and co-create our future through delving into what we have made together since our last gathering. OUR WONDERFUL GATHERING PLACE: The Works, Glebe.   With the rapid growth of the CoS space within Jeder over the past 12 months, some CoBu…

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Collaroy NSW May 2018

Download Hosted By: Barbara Chappell from Simply Speaking. Date: Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st May 2017 Who: Dee Brooks, Michelle Dunscombe, Michaela Kennedy, Leigh Dunscombe, Rachael Eyles, Pere Chiara, Jason Emmins, & Maree Hasanabadi; and Felicia Fitzgerald on Tuesday. OUR PURPOSE: Build on how we can consciously connect and co-create our future through delving into…

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Hunter Valley, NSW Nov 2017

Download Date: 13th Nov 2017 Hosted By: Jeder Institute Members. Who: Dee Brooks, Michelle Dunscombe, Michaela Kennedy, Leigh Dunscombe, Rachael Eyles, Pere Chiara, Jason Emmins, Kerry Hartigan, Om Dhungel, Susanne Jonnese, Chontelle Jonnese, Lisa Zulfiqar, Yvonne Mastas, Cecily Spradbrow, Luke Spradbrow, Margaret Henville, Sara Murray, Pamela Craig OUR WONDERFUL GATHERING PLACE: Hunter Valley Youth Hostel,…

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I’ve been thinking…

….about Hosting Community Written 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 ago, when I was frustrated with how ABCD could be applied in transient communities,…

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How DRUMBEAT supports community engagement and public participation

Download Written by Dee Brooks Date: 07th Sep 2017 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 Art of Hosting or Participatory Leadership, amongst other frameworks. Since first delivering…

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Hunter Valley, NSW May 2017

Download Date: 30th & 31st May 2017 Hosted By: Barbara Chappell from Simply Speaking. Who: Dee Brooks, Michelle Dunscombe, Michaela Kennedy, Leigh Dunscombe, Rachael Eyles, Pere Chiara, Jason Emmins, & Maree Hasanabadi; and Felicia Fitzgerald on Tuesday. OUR PURPOSE: Build on how we can consciously connect and co-create our future through delving into what we…

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Jeder Co-Labs

— the internal mechanics of effective collective impact Written 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 compelled me to create something flexible and adaptable to support community members in…

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Pittwater, NSW November 2016

Download Date: 30th Oct & 2nd Nov 2016 Hosted By: Hosted by Jane Geltch and Mel Geltch, Purpose Partners Who: Dee Brooks, Michaela Kennedy, Michelle Dunscombe, Leigh Dunscombe, Rachael Eyles, Felicia Fitzgerald, Pere Chiara, Barbara Chappell, Karen Southgate, Kiara Ledgerwood, Frank Martin, Kerry Hartigan – plus Ari Hartigan and Ollie Ledgerwood Why are we here?…

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SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!

For those who don’t know the movie “Jerry Maguire”, Jerry is a sports agent who has a client who is considering jumping ship and who has coerced him to participate in a business conversation about pay rates by shouting, “show me the money” to prove his loyalty & as Jerry gets more excited, he is swept along with the wave of enthusiasm and excitement and rightly so, he scores a coup; he makes history, retains his client and boosts his business!

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ABCD & The Art of Hosting

ABCD & Art of Hosting: productive and powerful together! Written by Dee Brooks   There’s a key area of ABCD community building and/or asset mapping which I emphasise strongly in workshops and it’s one of the powerful, blended areas between ABCD and Art of Hosting work which helps with turning ideas into actions! In Connect! Don’t Collect:…

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Person-centred, Community-driven (PCCD) Practice

Blending Person Centred Thinking and Asset-based Community Development has been both a natural progression of two powerful strengths focused approaches yet, has also been a challenge in discovering where the intersections and borders are within the stand-alone frameworks and philosophies. Person Centred Community Driven practice delivers an experience for people that shifts mindsets towards a…

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Who Cares

Who cares? A few months ago, I started some conversations (which some people might call ‘work’) with 14 multi-cultural community leaders in Sydney who are seeking ways to collaborate and learn from each other plus, share their strengths with the broader community. For example, one of the Afghan leaders told one of the African leaders…

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Values of Inclusion

Why are the ‘Values of Inclusion’ (developed by Marsha Forest, Jack Pearpoint, John O’Brien and the Scottish Human Services) so important? Start Fragment Everyone is born ‘in’ All means All Everyone needs to be ‘in’ Everyone needs to be ‘with’ Everyone is ready Everyone needs support Everyone can communicate Everyone can learn Everyone can contribute…

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