In Partnership with

Inspiring Communities

We’ve teamed up with the crew at Inspiring Communities to bring you three great workshops focused on Community-Led Development. You can participate in each workshop as a stand-alone session or take part in all four to make sure the puzzle pieces fit together.  Check out more from the awesome team at Inspiring Communities here.

Workshop 1: Ready Set Go! 

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Community-led development (CLD) has whenua/ place at the core. It’s about working together to achieve locally-owned goals. This practical and interactive one-day workshop will help you apply CLD in your place or organisation. It’s CLD 101 – providing an overview for those getting started in CLD or people wanting a practice refresher. Inspiring Communities will share our favourite community-led tips, tools, stories and frameworks enabling you to discover:

  • CLD in action
  • The principles of CLD
  • Why CLD matters and the difference it makes
  • How to get started
  • Engaging and working with Māori
  • Keys to community engagement and activation

What Others Say:

“A solid basket of ideas for building the community consultation framework. The importance of disruption and good facilitation; permission to be fierce and disruptive.” Participant in Inspiring Communities Activate 2017

“I am always so inspired when I read, participate in, or listen to Inspiring Communities presentations or workshops. I continue to implement the values / concepts / tools into the community projects I am involved with.” Inspiring Communities Network Survey

Workshop 2: Facilitating Community-Led Change

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Community-Led Development can be challenging. This workshop will focus on useful approaches and ideas for bringing groups and teams together, keeping them on-board, having big picture conversations and having fun!

In this workshop you will discover:

How to create groups that work well together.
Practical tools and strategies for improving your skills as a facilitator.
A range of approaches that build common agendas. How do you get people all working from the same page?
A variety of participation techniques for your toolkit.
How to have conversations that matter and keep people at the table.
How to deal with difficult behaviours and conflict.
How to flexible and adaptable in your facilitation.
Facilitated by: Cissy Rock

What Others Say:

“Fun, interactive, well-paced, active learning.”

Workshop 3: Leading Community-Led Change

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Community-Led Development challenges our way of thinking, acting and leading. We need leadership from lots of different people, not just from a few exceptional people we call leaders. This workshop explores approaches and tools for thinking, acting and leading in complex situations, where leadership is possible for anyone committed to continuous learning on the job.

In this workshop you will:

  • Recognise your leadership strengths as an active citizen in your community.
  • Identify strategies for encouraging leadership in other areas, across diverse groups.
  • Explore tools and strategies to make sense of challenging leadership situations.
  • Apply frameworks that help you decide how, where and if you might act in complex situations.
  • This workshop draws on the ‘Leadership as Learning’ framework.
  • This framework fosters deeper understanding of how to work with complexity and grow the leadership of everyone as active citizens. Facilitated by: Margy-Jean Malcolm

What Others Say:

“A valuable and timely leadership learning day.”

Workshop 4: Connections and Collaboration

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(Co-Creating and Maintaining Relationships at Your Place)

Communities flourish when everyone works together. Community-Led Development helps people to find, make and keep relationships across different groups and sectors. Important elements of Community-Led Development include trust, observation, analysis and the ability to create and plan for change together.

This workshop will help you:

  • Assess your community relationships. How do you engage and maintain a wide variety of connections?
  • Identify new partners, connections and influencers. Enhance what’s working and plan ways to widen your spheres of influence.
  • Apply tools to build and support important relationships.
  • Learn how to appreciate risk and apply relationship principles.
  • Establish steps to map and tap into the strengths of your wider community.
  • Strengthen your ability to manage diverse relationships.
    Facilitated by: Kindra Douglas

What Others Say:

“An opportunity to learn new connection and collaborative skills in a friendly and well-presented workshop – engaging and fun while focused on learning.”

Upcoming Workshops
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