EVENTS




Talkshoe Conversation with John McKnight and Peter Block: 2016 Lineup

Here's the 2016 schedule and guests for free online/dial-in conversations with John and Peter.
All are at 1 p.m. Eastern time.


February 16 – David Matthews, Kettering Foundation
March 8 – Walter Brueggemann, An Other Kingdom, Departing the Consumer Culture


Upcoming April - 5 Conversation with Michael Peck and Kristen Barker,

1 p.m. Eastern time


You’re invited to a free half-hour conversation with John and Peter at 1:00 pm Eastern on Tuesday, April 5, with their guests Michael Peck, North American Delegate, Mondragon Corporation, and Kristen Barker, Founder and President of the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative.

They will talk for about a half hour about how co-operatives are emerging as powerful forces of change and the role of citizen-workers have in bringing new opportunities and family-sustaining jobs to local neighborhoods. Then they’ll open the conversation up for questions and comments from anyone who wants to stay around.

After the lead-in discussion, they’ll 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.

To listen or join a current conversation

To listen to a past conversation






Opportunity Not to Be Missed! Second International ABCD Festival, Goa, India


January 15-17, 2017 (Pre-Festival Community Development Masterclasses, 14-15 January, 2017)
International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, Goa


A combination of keynote presentations and panels from ABCD practitioners across the globe, group participatory discovery experiences, guided interactive tours to fascinating Goan projects and localities, times of celebration and networking and an opportunity to discover the beauty and uniqueness of Goa. The two days prior to the Festival (14-15 January, 2017) will offer the option to attend a series of Masterclasses in a variety of community development skill areas.

For more information and download a brochure




Webinar: Citizen-Led Innovation for a New Economy


April 21, 2016
12:00-1:00p.m. EST


Speakers: ABCD Faculty members Brianne Peters and Alison Mathie, Coady International Institute

This webinar will introduce you to a new collection of cases from Canada and the USA, edited by Alison Mathie and John Gaventa of the Coady International Institute, profiling examples of citizen-led innovation for a new economy. These cases are drawn from urban and rural contexts and ethnically diverse settings - First Nations, Inuit, Latino, African American, predominantly white, and mixed economies - and illustrate new ways of working, tying economic justice to the creation of multiple forms of wealth.

For more information and 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




The Power of Asset Based Community Development Pre-Conference Workshop
Measurable Impact 2016 Conference

June 1, 2016
9am to 4pm
Baltimore, MD

This workshop is for participants interested in discovering how the frameworks of Results Based Accountability™ and Asset-Based Community Development can be used together to help build stronger, safer, healthier communities and neighborhoods by unlocking the gifts of the residents, associations and organizations.

WORKSHOP TOPICS:
• Introduction to ABCD – definitions & principles
• Examples of ABCD in action
• How ABCD provides a framework for implementing effective no-cost/low cost strategies
• Why Place-Based strategies and community engagement are critical
• The roles of residents in turning the curve
• The new role of Institutions – How institutions can use all their assets to build a stronger community
• Tools for agencies and local governmental institutions – Leading by stepping back
• Asset Mapping – Discover-Ask-Connect – From mapping to mobilizing
• RBA & ABCD & Collective Impact

PRESENTER:
Dan Duncan, Senior Consultant at the Results Leadership Group and a long-time faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University.


For more information and to register





Deepening Community: Resillient Neighborhoods- When People Care


June 7-9, 2016
Edmonton, Alberta Canada


At this year's national three-day gathering, Deepening Community: Resilient Neighbourhoods · When People Care, we will revive your hope in the power of residents and community. Discover the inspiration, connections, knowledge and tools that you need in order to connect, engage and mobilize residents. Deepening Community will inspire and support you in nurturing thriving, inclusive and resilient communities.

For more information and to register


 



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