This training is a 3-day intensive immersive experience into ABCD. You will learn about the principles and practices of ABCD through trainer input, dynamic group discussion and spending time in a neighbourhood where community led efforts are unfolding. You will interact with practitioners who are practicing ABCD and others that are reframing their initiatives through the lens of ABCD. The many activities over the 3 days, which include community treasure hunts, community BBQs, and visits to various community led initiatives, combined with the power of peer to peer learning make this an unforgettable learning experience.
To enable us to provide an authentic immersion experience we work closely with partners and local communities who are eager to host others that are on the journey of deepening their practice in ABCD.
This workshop will:
As with all our training at Nurture Development, this immersion experience brings together the ABCD Institute’s 30 years of community development research in North America, with Nurture Development’s 21 years of international research and practical experience of community building and pioneering approaches in other strength based work.
If you are an on the ground practitioner you will be able to more confidently support Asset-based community driven efforts at the neighbourhood level.
If you are working in a more person-centred way you will learn how to work with people and the community to increase their level of interdependency in community life.
Jennine Bailey has brought ABCD practice to life for people in a governance role. She is constructive and brings liveliness with whoever she works with.
Nurture Development is very flexible, adaptable and nothing is ever a problem. They will support you in any way to meet your aims and objectives.
Paul Macey is a natural in stimulating meaningful conversations with a diverse range of stakeholders within communities.
The openness and integrity of Nurture Development is an example for many of us seeking to serve the communities of which we are a part.
Nurture Development support has been invaluable in helping us to reflect on our practice and encouraging us when we have hit a stumbling block.
The work of Nurture Development offers genuinely transformative ways forward for communities and local authorities across the country.”
It is impossible to see how ABCD could be delivered in a credible way without the support, knowledge skill and experience that Nurture and Cormac bring.
Nurture Development is uniquely placed to provide thought leadership and practical support in promoting more place based, citizen centred approaches throughout the UK and beyond.