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What is ABCD?

12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change (Part 1)

I’ve been playing again this week with the 12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change which is a resource put together by Nancy Margulies and Margaret Wheatley. The resource comes in the form of a DVD, poster and a series of cards. I particularly like the cards because they …

It Takes a Spider to Repair its Own Web

When we see someone in significant need it is very natural for us, as compassionate human beings, to want to try to quickly and efficiently meet that need. There are times when this is an entirely appropriate and helpful response- in light of a natural disaster for example.  Certainly the …

The good and the ugly of Appreciative Inquiry.

Our Edwardstown Project is in an interesting/challenging/exciting space presently.  Having educated and inspired the members of the church to embrace an asset based approach to their community engagement we have inquired-of and got-to-know the local community using techniques like World Cafe and asking good questions around an election day BBQ. …

Let’s talk about FAILURE

I’m currently in rainy Melbourne having just shared at the Surrender Conference. I was given the privilege to lead three sessions at the conference and then to share about the conference on ABC radio tonight (tune in to Sunday nights with John Cleary to hear my tired voice) So what …