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Cormac is a social explorer, an author and a much sought after speaker. He is Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, at DePaul University, Chicago.

Over the last 25 years, Cormac’s work has demonstrated an enduring impact in 35 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other community-based approaches in Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe and North America.

His most recent book (Cascade Books, 2020) is: Rekindling Democracy – A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space

Cormac’s TEDx talk can be viewed here

Books

Rekindling Democracy: A Guide for Professional’s Working in Citizen Space (2020). Cascade Books.

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD): Looking Back to Look Forward (2018, 2nd Edition)

–  Article  / Available on Apple iTunes Books

Publications

Getting to Authentic Co-production: An Asset-Based Community Development Perspective on Co-production

Abstract / Full Paper for Purchase

We don’t have a health problem, we have a village problem – Community Medicine

Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

An Asset-Based Community Development booklet for Citizens: “THE MOST SUSTAINABLE IDEAS AND THE WILL TO ACT ON THEM ARE RIGHT HERE”

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

Three Domains of Knowing Expert Knowledge Collective Knowledge Personal Knowledge

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

Essential Elements of an Asset-Based Community Development Process

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

FOUR MODES OF CHANGE: TO, FOR, WITH, BY

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

Does more medicine make us sicker? Ivan Illich revisited

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

Communities in Control – Developing Assets

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

IPJ 2010 – Making the Case for an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Approach to Probation: From Reformation to Transformation

–  Abstract  / Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

Communities in Control: developing assets, Carnegie Publication

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

From Needs to Asset: Chart a sustainable development path in Subsaharan Africa

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

Making the case for an Asset-Based Community Development approach to Probation

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

Pulling back from the edge: an asset based approach to ageing

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)

A Strength-Based Approach to Ageing Well: The Housing Dimension

–  Full Paper (Downloadable Pdf file)