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Asset Based Community Development Training – 28 & 29 November

Come and join us for Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) training. ABCD focusses on identifying what is strong in a community rather than what’s wrong and building on already existing connections.

CFO will be supporting ABCD specialists Nurture Development on a 2-day workshop, November 28 and 29 in Didcot.  The cost is £200 + VAT.

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This workshop will:

  • Give you an understanding of the history of ABCD, relating it to your experience of community development.
  • Explain the 5 guiding principles of ABCD in both theory and practice.
  • Identify the 6 building blocks or assets of community building, exploring how these can be identified, connected and mobilised in the neighbourhood context.
  • Share the 8 touch stones of community building, offering stories and examples of their application.
  • Identify the ABCD Tools for Change: e.g. Learning Conversations & Asset Mapping.
  • Involve you in activities and exercises that you can then use in practice where you live and/or work.
  • Use stories and case studies of ABCD in action from our Learning Sites, in the UK and around the world, to highlight effective practice.


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Facilitating peer to peer CLP learning

Community First Oxfordshire helped to run the Piddington CLP launch, advised the steering group, and helped to design an event that involved 4 other villages, 2 to offer advice from their experience of carrying out CLPs and 2 to learn from Piddington. The event generated a great deal of enthusiasm and ideas came up that were begun to be worked on immediately (the desire for a village apple press). It was a good example of peer support from one community to another working well to inspire people. The usual community engagement methods and post it notes exercises worked well with some new ideas such as allocating the “facilitator” of each small group at random by placing a pack of instructions under one chair.

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