We have some super exciting news to share with you.
At this month’s ABCD Institutes Board meeting in Chicago, USA, our very own Dee Brooks was voted onto the board. Dee becomes the first international member to be elected on to the board and we are extremely proud of her achievement.
Keeping the good news rolling, Jeder Support Coordination & Behaviour Support Practitioner, Katrina Loukas, received recognition from Justice Advocacy Service for her support of people with cognitive impairment in the New South Wales criminal justice system.
Our community building team are celebrating the removal of border restrictions across the country. The teams work has been restricted with these restrictions. The team is looking forward to getting out and about in 2021 supporting community development work across the country. Please reach out to the team if you are looking for support for local social change through increased community engagement and participation. The teams aim is to engage, inspire and activate your organisation &/or community to produce the following outcomes:
- Skills and tools to support a connected community
- Community members who are empowered by strengthened relationships
- A shift in organisational and community mindset to one of positive discovery
November saw us host our annual Gathering, the second time in 2020 we’ve come together online, with approximately 30 members attending over the course of 2 days. We have became very adept at hosting online gatherings, training and conversations this year.
Dee & Michelle recently completed a pilot course with good mates, Kathy Jourdain & Jerry Nagel on Worldview Intelligence, “Worldview Intelligence is a skills framework that gives you the power to consistently transform differences into an actionable advantage.” They have also been invited to join the inaugural global group to further this powerful framework’s influence around the world – and more info about WVI here: http://worldviewintelligence.com
Dee Brooks recently presented at the NENA – New Economy Work in Progress Conference 2020 on how ABCD offers a powerful and productive way of identifying and connecting the wealth of strengths and assets in communities. For more info on NENA, click here: https://www.neweconomy.org.au/conferences/2020-conference/
Earlier this month, we completed a successful Art of Hosting & Harvesting (see the harvest image by Fiona Miller below) online training with 18 participants. The online environment has been teaching us all year and it was good to give back in a supportive and effective way.
You can also find tips for online workshops and conferences through our blog here: https://www.jeder.com.au/tips-for-online-facilitation-lessons-from-a-pandemic/
Until next month, please enjoy our Jeder Yarns. Yours in Community,