Tag Archives: Community building

Types of community engagement

Community engagement takes a variety of forms. I recently suggested that there were three broad forms of community engagement, but last week I realised that I had overlooked a fourth type. The four types are: Community engagement with a focus … Continue reading

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Fair Share Festival

The Fair Share Festival (9-11 March at Hamilton Public School in Newcastle) is now less than four weeks away! It is looking great, but there is still a lot to do! There are a few events that particularly interest me. … Continue reading

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An edible town?

Todmorden in West Yorkshire is trying to become self sustainable in food by 2018. They are growing food in many public places (not always with official permission) that anybody is welcome to take. They are offering courses in wide range … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons from the dancing man

This is a great video which uses a guy dancing at a music festival who is joined by more and more people to discuss leadership. The commentary provides some interesting insights and creates a useful parable based on the video. … Continue reading

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Annotated bibliography

I came across an interesting annotated bibliography the other day. It’s been produced by the Western Australian Department for Communities and provides a brief, easy to read summary of a small amount of literature on a number of topics. The … Continue reading

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Polly and Me

I just watched Polly and Me on the ABC. It was a very powerful short movie as part of a discussion on Kids at Risk. I found it very hard to watch as I can easily imagine quite a few … Continue reading

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