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Collaborative Masterclass – Strengthening our sector: how we can harness our community assets


About the Event

The key objectives of the Masterclass are to:

  • Explore asset-based community development and other strengths-based approaches
  • Consider ways to encourage engagement and co-production within communities
  • Enable leaders to understand when it is appropriate to apply co-production and work with their strengths
  • Hear from citizens that are demanding co-production
  • Consider what skills and behaviours do leaders need to be effective?

Cormac Russell
Cormac is a social explorer, an author and a much sought-after speaker. He is the Founding Director of Nurture Development and a member of the Asset-Based Community Development
(ABCD) Institute, at DePaul University, Chicago. Over the last 25 years, Cormac’s work has demonstrated an enduring impact in 35 countries around the world. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other community-based approaches in Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe and North America.

His most recent books are The Connected Community- Discovering the Health, Wealth, and Power of Neighborhoods (Coauthor John McKnight); Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2022, and
Rekindling Democracy – A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space; Cascade Books, 2020.

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Organiser : NW Collaborative