At Nurture Development we recognise the value of a good conversation.
We see ourselves first and foremost as conversation partners – helping to facilitate and precipitate meaningful conversations firstly between citizens within communities, and secondly between communities and the agencies that serve them, all with the aim of moving from top down service delivery to supporting bottom-up citizen led action, and supporting agencies to affectively come alongside communities.
Nurture Development offers a menu of support options which include training, consulting, evaluation and mentoring that can be tailored to suit your specific context. Our involvement can start with a key note address, a two-day training event or a long term ongoing relationship – our menu of supports can be accessed individually, sequentially or as part of an individually tailored; coherent package, that goes beyond training and support towards real transformation.
We work with interested groups who want to learn more about ABCD through the delivery of:
We support real-time learning in complex and emergent situations. We see evaluation and learning as closely linked, capturing learning from what we do (process / outputs) and evaluating what is achieved (change, outcomes and impact).
Our approach combines participatory self-assessment that takes each context seriously. We integrate quantitative and qualitative methods in a customised and rigorous evaluation approach.
We will work together through complex and challenging issues like: creating pro-social behaviour, supporting return to community life, shifting from being deficit oriented to capacity oriented and asset based. Our goals are:
We aim to work together with our clients to develop an Evaluation Strategy and Learning Framework that fits each site. We offer: