Tag Archives: Capacity building

Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

This is an interesting TED talk by Ernesto Sirolli (“Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!”) which captures the notion of capturing people’s passions and the idea of building on community resources. I don’t have quite as much faith … Continue reading

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Asset-based community-driven development in Ethiopia

[Updated 1 November 2018 to fix some broken links.] Oxfam Canada and the Coady International Institute have been doing some asset based community driven development (ABCD) in Ethiopia. Below are three videos explaining how it has changed the lives of … Continue reading

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A course on community capacity building

I love teaching a postgraduate course on community capacity building (SWRK6008). This year we have 64 students enrolled mostly from the Master or Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development, but there are also students studying Early Childhood Education, Educational … Continue reading

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A website on resilient communities and community leadership

I’ve just been looking at the blog/webpage of Bob Stilger “Healthy and Resilient Communities“. His focus is on resilient communities, community leadership and hosting conversations that matter. His blog has some very practical reflections about the successes and challenges of … Continue reading

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Lars and the Real Girl (the workshop)

The community capacity building workshop was interesting. A major focus was the Community Capacity Index developed by the Centre for Primary Health Care at the University of Queensland. We used the community portrayed in Lars and the Real Girl to … Continue reading

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Community Capacity Building (with Lars and the Real Girl?)

I’m going to a workshop on Community Capacity Building on Thursday. Our pre-workshop homework is to watch Lars and the Real Girl. It is a movie about a reclusive, socially inept fellow who buys a “life-sized, anatomically correct sex doll” … Continue reading

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ABCD and appreciative inquiry

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 … Continue reading

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University community engagement

Yesterday I attended a workshop at Uni with Barbara Ferman from University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia on “Community Engagement: Opportunities, consideration, and benefits”. An interesting difference between the USA and Australian context is that in the USA, when universities talk … Continue reading

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