ABCD and appreciative inquiry

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In 2010, a training program was delivered by the Family Action Centre to 14 Defence Community Organisation offices throughout Australia. This article discusses the capacity-building model used for creating a shared language and understanding for family workers in the Australian Defence Force, and how Appreciative Inquiry influenced the training agenda.

Dee and I are supporting the  Defence Community Organsiation as they increase their focus on community capacity building and introducing asset-based community development. (I know there is some irony in this given my recent posts on nonviolence. I’ll have to post some reflections on that later.) We’ve just had an article published in AI Practioner about how appreciative inquiry has helped with this process. You can read it here.

Reference: Brooks, D., & Stuart, G. (2011). AI and Asset-Based Community Development in the Defence Community Organisation. AIPractitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 13(2), 65-69.

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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