Asset-based Community Development & Participatory Community Building

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 and Participantory Community Building
Jeders H.O.P.E Framework and Strategic Focus

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.

The Jeder Institute supports authentic social change through increased community engagement and participation. Our 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

Asset Based Community Development:

  1. Focuses on community assets and strengths rather than problems and needs
  2. Identifies and mobilises community and individual assets, skills and passions
  3. Is built on community leadership
  4. Builds relationships


Our Community Building team provide a range of bespoke Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) training opportunities for government, organisations and communities.

Community Development Programs

Training & Workshop Opportunities