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Project leadership and other failed ideas

There are many models of leadership.  One  I’m not particularly fond of is where the leader pitches the vision then creates the plans to get there.  Community development is suspicious of such leaders who do things to people.  It was a reading from Peter Block that opened my eyes to another …

Caro Mader UniSA and ABCD

I’m sitting in a lecture listening to Caro Mader (Adelaide Council and Grass Roots Consulting) about assets based community development.  Caro has offered us examples of asset mapping. Peter Kenyon and others examples have gone across the screen. The class is looking at them off the ppt.  I like a …

Top Three ABCD reads for 2014

Which will be the top three reads for Asset Based Community Development in 2014 Faith in Action workshops? Joanna has a marvellous reading list…. (marvellously exhaustive) and I have a marvellously short attention span – so I convinced Joanna that we should choose the best three reads we can find. Here …