This innovative event has input from some of Australia and the world’s leading community development, participatory democracy thinkers and practitioners. Building the Community from the Inside Out will allow practitioners to hear from dynamic and innovative speakers, attend practical workshops designed to assist policy makers, governments, community organisations, associations and community members to design and develop innovative approaches to build resilient communities and organisations to meet the challenges of a new decade.
Uniquely this learning event will use state of the art Appreciative Inquiry, World Cafe and Open Space so participants can participate in powerful conversations designed to develop actionable game changing strategies.
Cormac Russell (Ireland)
Community organising revolution in Europe
Peter Kenyon (Australia)
Revitalising small communities through citizen driven development
Jim Diers (United States of America)
The role of government, NGOs citizens in community building
Chaired by Community Development Champion Ted Smeaton
8-9 September 2011
Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, Victoria