Establish a firm foundation for Asset-Based Community Development practice with our 2 day ABCD Part 1 Training; or contact us to talk about our offer of a deeper immersive option that over a 3 day intensive programme combines learning with practice tailored to your communities and context. Our foundation principles embed discovery and development of what is strong in your communities.
Our long established introductory 2 day workshop
Interactive delivery by experienced trainers
Offers a good balance of theory and practice
ABCD Training Part 2 develops a framework for the effective establishment of Asset-Based Community Development initiatives and is suited for citizens, practitioners and agency leaders ready to move on from foundational learning. Our ABCD Guide Training offer helps build into your initiative the capacity to deliver introductory workshops, host a community of practice and nurture local community building initiatives.
8 learning sessions delivered over 2 days
Guided facilitation builds upon ABCD Part 1
Develop a framework for community building
We have walked alongside a diverse selection of organisations as they learn and grow their community building initiatives, building up valuable experience that we would like to offer you. Keynote addresses, symposiums and master classes are excellent ways of bringing potential partners into a serious conversation about ABCD and community building. These environments are clarifying and invite people to make an informed commitment to a process that works locally.
Each journey has been different, but laced with similar dilemmas. Nurture Development have developed a strategic framework to support both newly founded initiatives and to offer sense checks to those further along on in their journey. Our Rapid Participatory Review offer is an opportunity to create a baseline assessment or even refresh your community building initiative.
Masterclasses support leadership to nurture ABCD in practice
Keynotes reach hearts, inspire minds and start new community conversations
A way to bring partners together around ABCD and Community Building
An opportunity to create a baseline assessment or even refresh your community building initiative
Uses real world knowledge to offer practical next steps for your ABCD initiative
Culminates in a written report centred around the themes of strategy, implementation and legacy
Nurture Development has over 20 years experience in helping to develop strong communities. ABCD Guides have the ability to support the growth of ABCD in practice across the locality; and join a national network that benefits from hosted gatherings and access to support. Our Learning Site offer is our commitment to be alongside you for the long term journey. Together we will ensure local residents will have worked out together what a strong and vibrant community means to them, and are organising to bring about their clear vision of the future.
5 Day certified programme that develops over 3 months including a field assignment
Trains participants to deepen their practice and deliver short ABCD Workshops
Builds a legacy of deep ABCD practice and local peer to peer support in a locality, city or county
Ongoing monthly support, training and coaching over 2 years
Focusses on field work and training, strategic support and project development
Long-term learning relationship with Nurture Development and a network of learning sites
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.
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.