"Flipping Houses" - Community Development workshop
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About the Event
The UMRNHN and GNEACC are funding this workshop in recognition of the importance of community development training, and professional development more broadly, to our networks and members.
Is it time to renovate what you’re doing? How sound is your current structure? Is there room for improvement? Do you need to 'flip' the way you do things at your Neighbourhood House and try something new?
Community development and social justice underpin everything we do in the Neighbourhood House sector; it's what makes Neighbourhood Houses so unique. Let’s look at the Community Development Principles and how you are applying them at your own House, and how we can build on this as a sector while sustaining your individual House.
Let’s open the door to innovative thinking and new ideas!
This exciting and creative workshop, delivered by experienced CD trainers from Coonara Community House, will include the following:
- Social Justice principles as an umbrella to the work we all undertake.
- Using the Community Development Principles to examine what we are addressing well and what we still need to address.
- How do we engage with new people? Who are we currently engaged with? Who do we want to engage with?
- SWOT analysis to identify threats and brainstorm solutions.
- Networking for collaboration (you will need to bring 20 business cards/contact details to engage in an activity on how you work with networks or particular cohorts)
You will leave with a 'toolkit' of ideas and strategies to add a dynamic extension to your current practice.
What others have said about Flipping Houses:
"I found the session to be full of knowledge, information and thoroughly enjoyed the presenters and their experience in the area."
"I left the session feeling that I had a greater understanding of my organisation in the context of community development. I've learnt some new ideas, and have acquired some new strategies to implement in my own organisation."
"There was rich and valuable discussion as expected - it created multiple ways to go forward with Community Development. Very rich and satisfying to participate - it prompted many additional conversations on the way home! Congrats to all!"