Asset-Based Community Development Training/Where Theory Meets Practice

November 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Lunch will be served)
Organizer: The Learning Tree, LLC
Trainer: DeAmon Harges

Broadway UMC, 609 E. 29th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 

The Learning Tree invites you to join ABCD faculty member and "roving listener" DeAmon Harges for this inspiring ABCD training workshop.
Price: $99/person or $300 for groups of six

For more information and to register, click here

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and Art of Hosting Introduction Workshops       

Time: November 18-19, 2014
Location: Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle
Organized by Dee Brooks

Come and learn how Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is a powerful approach to community work that focuses on discovering and mobilizing the resources already present in a community. ABCD is a strong approach for supporting a productive and inclusive life and recognizes that people learn best by learning from their own experience, having clear principles of practice, and learning from the experience of other community builders.
Drawing on the experience of the facilitators and participants, you will leave with practical tools, skills and ideas on how to:
  • Focus on assets rather than deficiencies
  • Develop and mobilize an asset map
  • Identify natural leaders
  • Discover skills of individuals
  • Build effective partnerships
Come and explore how facilitating interactive workshops and group processes is good sense when bring stakeholders together to create innovative solutions.
Facilitation requires different skills to presenting and public speaking and a skillful facilitator draws on a variety of processes to promote discussion and reflection to encourage the exploration of a topic.
Drawing on the experience of the facilitator and participants, you will:
  • Discover powerful ways to implement ABCD
  • Leave with increased confidence in hosting group processes
  • Discover how to form "good" questions
  • Explore group dynamics
  • Consider how to plan, introduce and debrief exercises using questions that matter

For more information and to register, click here and sign into the ABCD Asia Pacific Network

Power of Asset-Based Community Development

Friday, December 19, 2014
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Robert L. Taylor Community Center
1845 34th Street, Sarasota, Florida
Presented by SCOPE

A dynamic and interactive workshop hosted by ABCD Institute faculty member Dan Duncan and ABCD practitioner Mary Butler
  • Introduction to Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)
  • How to Make ABCD Work in Your Neighborhood and Community
  • How Agencies Can Use ABCD for Greater Impact and Results
Seats are limited
Admission includes breakfast and lunch, Catering by Word of Mouth

Early-bird registration before November 28
Individual $50
Associations/Organizations/Groups $45 (two or more people)
Students $25

After November 28
Individual $55
Groups $50
Students $30

A range of sponsorships are available. Check them out here.

For more information call Mary Butler at 941/365-8751 or e-mail

To register, click here.


We Are Very Excited to Present the ABCD Festival 2015!
June 15-19
Ribby Hall Village
Wrea Green, Preston, England
Fee: £480 GBP (per person) convert to dollars

An international celebration of 20 years of ABCD work - Come celebrate and learn with us!
The ABCD festival will present those who attend with an opportunity to hear from practitioners, local residents and fellow ABCD enthusiasts from around the world about their community building efforts. So if you are seeking stories of transformation, like-minded travelers, and folks willing to ask some ‘wicked’ questions, all against a backdrop of beautiful English countryside, then come and join us!

The festival will be filled with music, dance, local food, pot-lunches and nourishing conversations. We are expecting the founders of the ABCD Institute, John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann, the leaders at the Coady International Institute, and many of the ABCD Institute faculty. We will also be joined by fellow ABCDers from ABCD Asia Pacific and ABCD Europe. And we are inviting people from other citizen-led movements to share their learnings and muse with us.

Festival co-hosts:
ABCD Institute
ABCD Europe
Coady International Institute
ABCD in Action
ABCD Asia Pacific
Bank of I.D.E.A.S.

To view the flyer, click here.
For more information, to register your interest or book now, click here
For questions please e-mail

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