EVENTS




Talkshoe Conversation with John McKnight and Peter Block: 2015 Line-Up

Here's the 2015 schedule and guests for free online/dial-in conversations with John and Peter.
All are at 1 p.m. Eastern time.


June 2 – Ruston Seaman, New Vision Renewable Energy
August 4 – Edd Conboy, Philadelphia’s Broad Street Ministry
October 6 – Michelle Long, BALLE
December 8 – Dan Grego, TransCenter for Youth


John, Peter and their guests usually talk for about a half hour about different ways individuals and neighborhoods can work to build thriving and prosperous communities. Then they open the conversation up for questions and comments from anyone who wants to stay around.

It's easy to listen and participate. If you can’t listen live, the conversation will be archived.

Click here to listen or join a current conversation

Click here to listen to a past conversation.






Master Class in Asset-Based Community Development with ABCD Faculty Member Cormac Russell-Australia


Perth - More information and to register
August 17, 2015
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Adelaide - More information and to register
August 19, 2015
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Melbourne
 - More information and to register
August 25, 2015
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Master Class Content
In this master class Cormac Russell will:
• Share the fundamental principles of Asset-Based Community Development.
• Share practical tools and techniques that participants can utilize in their own organisations.
• Share his experiences of working across the world using asset-based community development to grow communities in the most challenging of circumstances.
• Give participants the opportunity to work through some of the challenges that they are currently facing and apply what they have heard.


ABCD Asia Pacific Presents:
The New South Wales Australia Unconference 2015 - A Participant-Driven Gathering on ABCD Asia Pacific!


Time: September 15 to 18, 2015
Location: HUNTER VALLEY HOTEL ACADEMY, KURRI KURRI NSW
Organized by ABCD Faculty Member Dee Brooks

What more is possible?
How can we build on our stories of change and explore the next edges of innovation?

DISCOVER NEW WAYS OF THINKING
The Unconference key agitators will provide the space and experience to support the emergence of social innovation and transformation using the following practices as the frameworks of discovery
• Asset-Based Community Development
• Appreciative Inquiry
• Circle Work
• Open Space Technology
• Person Centred Practices
• Theory U
• World Café
• Social Enterprise
• Alternative Narratives of Disability

For more information or to register





Collective Impact Summit

September 28 - October 2, 2015
Vancouver, Canada


Join the Tamarack Institute for their Collective Impact Summit, an exclusive learning experience that will bring you the most current thinking and resources from the emerging field of Collective Impact. It is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic group of practitioners who are discovering new ways to lead, engage, and transform communities by tackling our most complex issues. ABCD faculty members Al Etmanski and Paul Born will be among the presenters.

For more information or to register



The Coleman Foundation, ABCD Institute and Center for Independent Futures Present ...
ENHANCING CAPACITY THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: National Louis University, North Shore Campus
Public Forum Room, 3rd Floor
5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077

Facilitated by ABCD faculty member Paul Arnston

Keynote Speaker:
Al Condeluci, PhD, MSW
CEO of Community Living and Support Services

Symposium Highlights:
• Learn from nationally recognized leaders about community inclusion and organizing
• Hear firsthand from families working to create community-based alternative housing options
• Explore ideas about the opportunities and challenges of creating a housing solution in your area
• Build networks and share resources with professionals, family groups and individuals
• Become part of the team to determine next steps toward creating housing options in Illinois

For more information or to register


ABCD Asia Pacific Presents:
The Victoria Unconference 2015 - A Participant-Driven Gathering on ABCD Asia Pacific!



Date: November 24 to 27, 2015
Location: Holmesglen at Eildon
Organized by ABCD Faculty Member Dee Brooks


Community resilience and innovation: from surviving to thriving.

DISCOVER NEW WAYS OF THINKING
The Unconference key agitators will provide the space and experience to support the emergence of social innovation and transformation using the following practices as the frameworks of discovery
• Asset-Based Community Development
• Appreciative Inquiry
• Circle Work
• Open Space Technology
• Person Centred Practices
• Theory U
• World Café
• Social Enterprise


For more information or to register



Coady International Institute St. Francis Xavier University
Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development Course


April 18 - May 5, 2016

This course is built on lessons learned from communities that are driving their own development. Through class work and field visits, participants are introduced to principles and methods for supporting citizen-led sustainable change where they work, and leave with a plan for operationalizing an asset-based and citizen-driven development (ABCD) approach.
It is recommended that you apply six months before course is held.

For more information and to apply



 


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