TRAINING VIDEOS AND PODCASTS


The Asset-Based Community Development Institute and faculty members have developed a number of additional resources for community builders.
 

 
DVD Training Program: ABCD in Action. ABCD in Action profiles five diverse groups who have utilized the principles of ABCD to create partnerships with those they serve and, in effect, rejuvenate and revitalize their organizations (2008). Based on the community work of ABCD faculty members Mike Green and Henry Moore. Available from Inclusion Press; click on the link below to order this program.
 
     Order ABCD in Action
 
 

Video Training Program: Mobilizing Community Assets. A downloadable training program based on Building Communities from the Inside Out (1995).
 
The overwhelming response to Building Communities from the Inside Out created a demand for additional training in the ideas, tools and methods it describes. This video training program introduces the concept of "asset-based community development" as a new and more effective method of community building. The program consists of six separate modules, each lasting 30 to 45 minutes; download 15-minute segments by clicking on the links below. John McKnight and John Kretzmann present clear, practical ways to mobilize the capacities of local residents, the power of citizens' associations, and the resources of local institutions to build stronger and more vibrant communities.
 

Now you can watch this program on your own computer using QuickTime Player; click on a segment below and watch the entire program at your convenience. 
 
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These segments may be downloaded.
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John McKnight on Community and Its Counterfeits
Community and Its Counterfeits, Part One

A series of three programs John McKnight recorded for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Ideas program in 1994 with commentator David Cayley. The transcripts for this show were among the most requested of Cayley's productions and they have recently been made available as podcasts.


John McKnight on Where Change Begins  Click here
 
In his 40 years working with impoverished American communities, John McKnight witnessed incredible social change at the grassroots. He discovered that the majority of the solutions to issues like unwanted teenage pregnancy and crime depended on empowering local citizens and building relationships at the community level. Although social innovations disrupt the status quo in boundary-breaking and sector-spanning ways, change begins with the individual and their surrounding network. - Social Innovation Generation Plus
 
John McKnight on Community Assets and Interviews  Click here
 
John McKnight, co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute and Professor Emeritus of Communications Studies and Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, presents "Community Assets and Interviews" during day one of the Abundant Community Experience at R-Squared -- The Risk & Reward Conference held in Telluride, Colorado, September 9-11, 2012.
 

ABCD - The Past, Present and Future: Al Etmanski Interviews John McKnight  Click Here


ABCD faculty member Al Etmanski is an author, advocate and social entrepreneur. President and co-founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), he led the successful campaign to establish the world’s first registered disability savings plan. Al has written two best-selling books: A Good Life and Safe and Secure. He is a founding member of the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation’s Social Innovation Generation (SIG) collaboration.

John McKnight ABCD 101 Click Here


A four-part video series of John McKnight introducing ABCD principles. Video posted on his website, the Abundant Community


DeAmon Harges: TEDx Indinanappolis: Making the Invisible Visible

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In Ralph Ellison’s novel The Invisible Man, a man discovers his true self and how to others he’s invisible. People judge him because of where he lives. They see everything but him; he’s a figment of their imagination. His invisibility isn’t the problem; it was the construction of their eyes. In marginalized places, people's gifts are invisible. What if we bothered to take a deeper look? What if we took the time to visit, connect, identify and celebrate those gifts and share the rich lived experience of those we pretend not to see! We may see our own greatness through their reflection.

At Broadway United Methodist Church ABCD faculty member,  DeAmon Harges (Indianapolis, IN USA), is the original “Roving Listener.” By listening, he discovers the gifts, passions, and dreams of citizens in his neighborhood, using them to build community, economy and mutual delight.

DeAmon’s work is based in the Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD), joining neighbors and institutions to discover the power of being a good neighbor. His organization Tesserae Learning Community brings those ideas and others to the forefront of community and organizational life.

As an artist, DeAmon uses his art for social change and community building. He characterizes his work as “deep listening” and “positive deviance” — a big difference from typical models of neighborhood organizing.

DeAmon Harges: Building Community, Economy and Mutual Delight

Robert Thompson and co-host Mike Neiss continue their Leadership for the Common Good blogtalkradio series with an interview with ABCD faculty member, De Amon Harges. DeAmon is the original “Roving Listener” as a neighbor and staff member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. His role is to listen and discover the gifts, passions and dreams of citizens in his community, and to find ways to utilize them in order to build community, economy and mutual “delight.”

Death and Resurrection of an Urban Church

Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis has redefined what it means to serve its urban community. Learn what faculty members, Mike Mather and DeAmon Harges are focusing on.





Making Great Public Spaces - Parts 1 and 2 
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Cynthia Nikitin with Project for Public Spaces presents "Making Great Public Spaces" during day two of the Creative Spaces Experience at R-Squared -- The Risk & Reward Conference held in Telluride, Colorado, from September 9 to 11, 2012.

 

Richland Together, Let’s Connect!

Click here to see a video explaining what the Active Aging Research Center has done in Richland County with asset-based community development.
"Wonderful video is a very useful description of the variety of activities that ABCD can stimulate." – John McKnight


Cormac Russell on Children 1st 

Click here to see a video delivered by faculty member Cormac Russell in Scotland in December 2013. 
"One of the best summaries of ABCD resources I have seen." – John McKnight
 

 
Faculty Member Rex Lai on Asset-Based Approach to Building Organizations (NEW!!)

Click here to see a video on some of Rex's thoughts based off of his collaboration with communities and organizations.



 



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