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  1. 1. ABCD in ActionNurture Development 2 DayWorkshop (Cormac Russell) Blackpool April 24, 25, 2012
  2. 2. World Outside Share what‟s going on through Twitter @CormacRussell #ABCD Resources are available online at www.abcdeurope.ning.comPlease avoid printing we have a planet to think of….
  3. 3. Day One: Overview1 The ABCD Approach2 The 12 Domains Game3 Stories from field4 ABCD & Inclusion
  4. 4. Introductions
  5. 5. 1 The Approach
  6. 6. About the ABCD Institute Est. 1995, Northwestern University, Illinois - Presence on every continent throughout the world.
  7. 7. Tell us a story…..„Can you tell us a story about a time when you and your neighbours came together to make things better?‟
  8. 8. Community is about identifying and contributing our assets
  9. 9. Community=Association
  10. 10. Community=Institutional Assets
  11. 11. Community=Physical Assets
  12. 12. Community = Economic Exchange
  13. 13. Community = Stories
  14. 14. From Prague to West Clare-1961Che Guevara stayed at the Strand Hotel andsigned his name on the register as RaphaelTrujillo.
  15. 15. The image was based on a photograph by the late Alberto Corda,but once it was recreated in that most famous image by JimFitzpatrick it became a worldwide phenomenon."
  16. 16. The Che do Bheatha Festival 2011 - CLARE
  17. 17. Assets? These community assets include:• the skills of local residents• the power of local associations• the resources of public, private and non- profit institutions• the physical and economic resources of local places.• The stories of our lives and of evolving community .
  18. 18. The glass is half full
  19. 19. Classic Needs maps High levels of ADHD High levels of drug and Alcohol use. High unemployment Poor educational attainmentSmoking High Anti social Gender Obesity acrossrelated morbidity behaviour inequality The life courseHeart diseaseRespiratorydifficulties Poor housing/environmental issues Racial tension/hate crimes High crime rates. Significant fear among older people
  20. 20. Asset Map Institutions MWUA / LWUA (food security) Turkana, Pokot & Samburu LOMEDS (micro credit, peace, livestock marketing) LCRC – meeting facilities Physical Space Schools (primary) Nginyang, Amaya, Rangelands Ngoron, Chesawach,Kokwototo, Pasture grazing fields – Kadengoi, Natan ) Kataruk, Kasarani, Loru plains, Silale, Secondary (Chemolingot, Barpello and Aroo Churo AIC) Hills – Kalangol, Lotiruk, Loriu, Silale, Nginyang Polytechnic morwakiring, kamarok Local Economy Health facilities Farms – Morulem, Lokubae, Elelea Churches Livestock trade (small scale) Seasonal streams assosciat Charcoal burning Water source e.g. wells, boreholes Sale of animal Women groups Dong’a Cultural Groups and water pan Drugs shops by CAHWS Youth groups Men’s Groups For-Profit Businesses Development Youth Mentoring Groups Individuals Physical Space Business Associations committee Mutual Support Groups Village banks VICOBA Neighborhood Micro enterprises Group ranches Improvement pasture Com Conservancies Groups Associations Comm Local Economy Livestock Family Support Political Organizations munit unity Business trade Groups Recreation Groups y Small scale farmingHealth Advocacy and Religious Groups Sand harvesting Fitness Groups Social Groups Institutions Quarry harvesting PFS Water users Groups Stories Honey harvesting Youth groups CAHWs vet shop groups Stories Charcoal Business groups Former livestock rustlers Of Burning of prosopys Juliflora by the Mining Religious groups group women Hides and skin products Elderly groups Individuals Of Ashes from trees burning acts as Eco – tourism Community Animal manure to the soil Small arms trade health worker Of background and personal history Livestock rustling groups Skilled people Of what we like to do and contribute Business skills Of existing and ongoing skills and Farmers capacities Leaders Of successful community development Businessmen Women Elders (traditional Of economic growth Of addressing discrimination Of including those who are marginalized Pastoral leaders) Entrepreneurs Activists Of recognizing the value of everyone Of a time when we felt appreciated and valued communities in Warriors Laibons / seers Religious Leaders Of a time the community was at its best rural Kenya. Students
  21. 21. Asset-based Community Development Methodology CommunityDiscovering Organizing Linking and Sustaining DrivenStrengths & Mapping Mobilizing the Process Initiatives
  22. 22. A Picture of a strong Community $ G
  23. 23. You can‟t know what you need Till you know what you have…
  24. 24. Group Exercise• Start Doing: „I am passionate about ??? and will start…‟• Stop: „I recognise the need to stop…‟• Do more: „I know how to do ?? And I‟m going it more ??…‟• Do less: „I know doing ?? Doesn‟t work in every situation so I‟ll do less…???‟
  25. 25. Coffee11.30-11.45am
  26. 26. We CAN & 12 Domains2 Process
  27. 27. We Can Game
  28. 28. If the Games Could Speak..• What would they be telling us?
  29. 29. What is it professionals can‟t do?
  30. 30. Lunch1-2pm
  31. 31. Understanding motivation to actIn every community there is work to bedone.In every heart there is the power to do it.People will support what they help tocreate.
  32. 32. When people care enough to act..When do you act within your family andcommunity life?
  33. 33. 3 enablers• Dreams• Concerns• Gift giving opportunities„There is no greater power than acommunity that has discovered what itcares about.‟ Margaret Wheatley
  34. 34. Festival Day in Thornton Heath-Sept 18, 2011
  35. 35. And on the day people were invited to share their gifts….
  36. 36. This is Shirley with her neighbour...Shirley is a neighbourhoodconnector
  37. 37. Why have a meeting when you can have a party?
  38. 38. The connectors want to discover hidden treasure and buildrelationships….
  39. 39. They had already knocked on doors, and heard peoples storieslike Mr and Mrs Ahmed…..
  40. 40. Paul Macey who is a wonderful Community Builder, and isfacilitating the process on behalf of Croydon Voluntary Actionand Croydon NHS sat with Peggy and heard her story….
  41. 41. And Peggy and Mr & Mrs Ahmed were connected
  42. 42. The connectors have experienced the power of connecting people…
  43. 43. And they have been mapping local associations too….
  44. 44. And seeing the huge potential for connecting these assets also….
  45. 45. And the older people will have plenty to teach the kids as well…
  46. 46. Bingo!!!!
  47. 47. Being intentional about the process of engagement, mapping:a) associations; b) capacity/contribution and then invitation
  48. 48. What formal or informal groups are you part of?
  49. 49. What are your skills and talents?
  50. 50. What gifts and talents would you like to share?
  51. 51. Wow! That many? What would happen if we had theseconversations with everyone in Thornton Heath?
  52. 52. Young people are leaders of today, not tomorrow, we invite them in.The message on the day: Thornton Heath needs you, we can not dothis without you…
  53. 53. The art of conversation, conversations matter….
  54. 54. And they stayed for the vision….
  55. 55. News flash: the streets of Thornton Heath were filled today withyoung people (and the young at heart) making fun…and Community
  56. 56. World Cafe
  57. 57. Our Question‘How can we promote more Asset Basedcitizen led action in the communities inBlackpool?’
  58. 58. A-Z of ABCD• 
  59. 59. Six main stepping stones
  60. 60. Step one: Engaging connectorsStart yourInitiator group Where’s Shirley?
  61. 61. Step two: Engaging Associations Informal social networks Do your map with help of Faith communities Initiating group…. Ask what else they want to do, who else they Know-would they be interested in an ideas fair?
  62. 62. Step four: Ideas Fair c. Let’s do it! a. Let’s appreciate what’s good about the communityb. Then start generating ideas about how wecan make it better using people power……..
  63. 63. Step five: Matching Grants Not your self interest or your groups- you’re doing this forWhat new idea others; using you skills,would you love talents and know-howto dowith 3 or 4 ofyour neighboursfor the good of theCommunity? 1 hour voluntary labour = £12
  64. 64. Step six: Celebration & Neighbourhood Plan How could we grow old Well here? What have we 3 Key Questions: Achieved? What can we do? What do we need outside help with? What do we need outside Agencies to do for us?What would need to happen for our children to stayhere?
  65. 65. Group work• Circles of participation
  66. 66. Social inclusion? Where it matters? Economic Exchange Participation Friendship Intimacy
  67. 67. Full circles indicate capacity to deal with life andare a powerful measure of health in our society.
  68. 68. Spot the difference?
  69. 69. What is it local communities can do?• To support people who are on the margins to have a life of their own choosing?
  70. 70. End of Day Harvest Setting the scene for tomorrow…..
  71. 71. Day Two: Overview Limerick Story/Matching Grants56 Asset Mapping7 Inclusion8 Next steps
  72. 72. A new policy anyone? Present Policy Why not also have a model that… Focus on Deficiencies Focus on Assets Problem Response Opportunity Identification Charity Orientation Investment Orientation Grants to Agencies Grants, Loans, Investments, Leverage More Services Fewer ServicesHigh Emphasis on Agencies Emphasis on Associations Focus on Individuals Focus on communities/neighbourhoods Maintenance Development See People as Clients See People as Citizens and Co-producers „Fix People‟ Develop PotentialProgrammes are the Answer People are the Answer
  73. 73. 5 Stories from the field
  74. 74. CommunityBuildingMatters
  75. 75. Development trends• Do development to the people• Do development for the people• Do development through the people• Do development with the people• Developing local capacity for self- development• Identify connect and mobilise assets people decide together what change should look and feel like, we serve them
  76. 76. Community Asset Map- Ballinacurra Weston Institutions Individuals Physical Space Local Economy Schools Gifts, Skills, Capacities, Gardens For-Profit Businesses Universities Knowledge and Traits of Parks Consumer Expenditures Community Colleges Youth Playgrounds Merchants Police Departments Older Adults Parking Lots Chamber of Commerce Individuals Physical Space Hospitals Artists Walking Paths Business Associations Libraries People with Disabilities Forests/Forest Banks Social Service Students Preserves Foundations Agencies Parents Picnic Areas Institutional-Purchasing Non Profits Entrepreneurs Campsites Power and Personnel Museums Activists My Our Fishing Spots Micro enterprises Fire Departments Associations Commun Community Local Economy Local Coops Foundations ity Corporations and Branches Associations Animal Care Groups Heritage Groups Anti Crime Groups Hobby and Collectors Groups Stories Institutions Stories Of background and personal history Residents Assoc Men’s GroupsBusiness Organizations Mentoring Groups Of what you like to do and contribute Charitable Groups Mutual Support Groups Of existing and ongoing skills and Civic Events Groups Neighborhood Improvement capacities Cultural Groups Groups Of successful community development Education Groups Political Organizations Of economic growth Elderly Groups Recreation Groups Of addressing discrimination Environmental Groups Religious Groups Of including those who are marginalizedFamily Support Groups Service Clubs Of recognizing the value of everyone Health Advocacy and Social Groups Of a time when you or your group felt Fitness Groups Union Groups appreciated and valued Women’s Groups Of a time the community was at its best Youth Groups
  77. 77. Once There is a NEIGHBOURHOOD VISION…ask1. What can you do withpeople power?
  78. 78. 2. What can you do with helpfrom outside agencies? Whatwould that help look like?
  79. 79. 3. What do you need outsideagencies to do unilaterally?
  80. 80. Strangers are twice more likely to assist you, than you think Studies by Flynn & Lake (2010) of Columbia University show that people underestimate how likely others are to help by as much as 100%
  81. 81. The main protagonists:• Leader – someone that can bring people together to work on an issue• Gift Giver – a person that is willing to contribute their asset to work on an issue.• Invisible Person – a person that has not yet been “discovered” or been convinced to use their assets to help achieve their dreams or address their concerns in the neighborhood.
  82. 82. The unsung hero!• Connector – an individual that is good at discovering what people care about and where their assets can be used. – Gift centered – Well connected – Trusted – Believe they are welcome
  83. 83. InclusionThe move is from services to clients to supports for citizens
  84. 84. There are many different bird calls The Common Loon
  85. 85. Our Solutions are often not fit for purpose
  86. 86. Addressing systems culture…..
  87. 87. Henry Moore, Savannah Grants for Blocks Leading by Stepping Back……
  88. 88. Savannah Grants For Blocks• Henry Moore, Assistant City Manager 1993;• Focused more on individuals and their neighbours;• What can you do with your neighbours to make your neighbourhood a better place;• Both grants are community directed and community assessed;• Savannah model goes small 500 USD
  89. 89. The Seattle Approach• Match cent for cent, this emphasises the belief that citizens co-produce neighbourhood well being, alongside Local Government;• Focus on the assets• Use grants to strategically draw out associations currently not engaging, or not engaging as much as they could;• Encourage them to link with Neighbourhood Council-applicants must affiliate to their nearest Neighbourhood Council.
  90. 90. Asset Mapping the room10:15-11am
  91. 91. 6 Asset Mapping
  92. 92. What map
  93. 93. Learning Conversations-30 mins1. What would you love to teach?2. What would you love to learn from a neighbour?3. Where are the bumping places?4. What are the social networks?
  94. 94. Will lead to the hidden treasure?
  95. 95. Classic Needs maps High levels of ADHD High levels of drug and Alcohol use. High unemployment Poor educational attainmentSmoking High Anti social Gender Obesity acrossrelated morbidity behaviour inequality The life courseHeart diseaseRespiratorydifficulties Poor housing/environmental issues Racial tension/hate crimes High crime rates. Significant fear among older people
  96. 96. Coffee
  97. 97. Everyone means everyone Everyone means everyone! Everyone means everyone
  98. 98. Social inclusion? Where it matters? Economic Exchange Participation Friendship Intimacy
  99. 99. Spot the difference?
  100. 100. Full circles indicate capacity to deal with life andare a powerful measure of health in our society.
  101. 101. My Vision
  102. 102. My Good Life• Real friends• A relationship like Cormac has• A real job• Enough money to do the things I like
  103. 103. My Good Life begins at Home• I live at home with my wonderful Mom and Dad• I am a proud Limerick man• And a Munster Rugby supporter
  104. 104. Shout out from the commonsParticipants are invited to identify a questionfor actionable change around co-production orsome other aspect of asset based developmentthat they would like to take 30 minutes todiscuss and generate actions around• Feedback wall
  105. 105. Feedback• Post-its
  106. 106. Lunch
  107. 107. 7 World Café
  108. 108. Day Two-Fourth Round‘What can we do together to movetowards new pathways of creativeendeavour?’
  109. 109. 4 Next steps
  110. 110. Access to Slides• Go to
  111. 111. Evaluation