Resources for Change are always looking for good training opportunities and here is one we heard about that covers really interesting areas of learning and is reasonably priced.

Please note you need to book before 29th August to secure a place. 

Community Development Cymru Learning Workshop Events

Thursday 1st September 2016 – 9.30am – 3pm at The Old Splott Library, Singleton Road, Cardiff, CF24 2ET

Tuesday 20th September 2016 9.30am – 3pm at Morfa Hall, Church Street, Rhyl, LL18 3AH

CDC is hosting workshop events in North and South Wales. Sign up and take the opportunity to attend morning and afternoon sessions on topics which allow you to:

  • Enhance your effectiveness in community settings
  • Broaden your knowledge through interactive discussion and group work
  • Exchange information, learning and experience with other colleagues
  • Develop your networks

WORKSHOP 1 –ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (ABCD)

The purpose of the workshop is to encourage participants to think critically about working with communities.

ABCD offers an alternative approach to traditional models of development. It challenges mainstream thinking in relation to community engagement and how best to tackle “disadvantage” and “need”.

Through a process of interactive learning and discussion the workshop will explore an asset based approach to community engagement. It will seek to define the meaning and role of “assets” and how the concept can be used to develop individual, group and community empowerment.

The session will outline the values and principles which underpin ABCD. It will also explore notions of good practice and the advantages of such approaches. In addition, the session will examine the crucial role of agencies in the process of engagement and change.

WORKSHOP 2 –RELEASING COMMUNITY POTENTIAL – RECOGNISING COMMUNITY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce Recognition Schemes which offer an alternative, flexible way of recognising the skills, knowledge and experiences people gain from working or volunteering in communities. The schemes are suitable for volunteers, activists and paid community practitioners, with or without previous qualifications.

 

*Participants will attend both workshops (alternate am/pm)

 Cost per person: £50.00  (Includes refreshments and light lunch)

 

Only 50 places available per venue  so please book early.

To find out more email Emma Smart at emma@cdcymru.org