WEBINAR - The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Community

  • May 1, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • Online Meeting

In the last 30 years the idea of community and community building has been under attack but recently there has been resurgence as people understand in times of turmoil and austerity self reliant communities are vital to the health of the nation. This resurgence has taken many forms.

This Webinar looks at one area of resurgence and charts the development of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), exploring its theoretical underpinning, which suggests that the decline of community and community capacity transpired alongside the growth of free markets and public service professionalisation.

We look at the consequences of this to citizens and communities and track the recent shifts back to mobilising community and its assets through ABCD.


Cormac Russel will present this webinar. Cormac set up Nurture Development in 1996 and is the organisation’s Managing Director.  He has trained directly under Professor John McKnight, the co-founder of the ABCD approach. As well as being a faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University in the United States, he is a Co-Director of ABCD Europe.

We are doing this webinar with Nurture Development who are ABCD specialists with more than 15 years of practical knowledge and experience in the implementation of ABCD and other strengths based approaches in Europe, Africa and North America. They are the only strategic partners of the ABCD Institute (founders of the ABCD approach) in Europe and work towards the proliferation of the approach across all communities.

Other partners that we will work with in these series of webinars are London Met University and their Community Development programme and a number of members of our collaborative network.

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  • Benoit C.

    Sry was in meetings, could not make it. Look forward to the next meeting.

    May 2, 2014

  • Francis S.

    Thanks to all those who took part or showed an interest in our webinar on “The Rise & Fall & Rise Again Of Community.” It was a really great presentation by Cormac Russell of Nurture Development and covered much ground in great depth. Many who attended thought it one of the best presentations that we have had.

    If you are interested in a recording then you can find it at https://onsync.digitalsamba.com/play/fs@globalnet21.org/16955-rise Just click on the link and it will take you there.

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Zoya

    One of the best webinar. Thank you.

    May 2, 2014

  • Sharon B.

    Excellent. Gave me much to think about.

    May 2, 2014

  • Jonathan W.

    Unfortunately, I could not get access. I look forward to the recording

    May 1, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    citizens who get influence are often bloody-minded,
    destroying rather than helping

    May 1, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    too many well meaning groups dissolve thru mission creep, dispersing their own efforts

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    departments can be influenced to co-ordinate, for
    example health and social care

    May 1, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    local authorities CAN and DO help develop communities - and have often have skills to do so

    May 1, 2014

  • Philip B.

    I sadly can't seem to access webinar?

    May 1, 2014

  • Jonathan W.

    I have followed the link, signed in as guest etc and arrived at a blank, grey screen! I hope Ican see the recording later!

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Nikki W.

    This sounds really interesting but I'm going to miss it - might there be a transcript / recording available?

    April 30, 2014

    • Francis S.

      Nikki i will sign you on to this webinar even though you cannot attend and then that will ensure you get a recording after.

      May 1, 2014

    • Anja B.

      Francis, thanks for this, I've changed my RSVP so that I can also get the recording, unfortunately I will be out this evening so can't participate live but I will for the next one on 16 May!

      May 1, 2014

  • Francis S.

    Just to remind you that our webinar that you are attending on " The Rise & Fall & Rise Again of Community” is tonight and will commence at 7.30pm UK time.

    You can log onto the webinar at https://onsync.digitalsamba.com/go/fs@globalnet21.org/rise

    - And this should take you right to the webinar platform

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Robert SharedSacrifice T.

    I think it's 6 hours earlier in Eastern Time Zone.

    April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this time translated for my timezone?

    April 30, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Cormac never fails to inspire! Don't miss this one.

    April 28, 2014

  • Alia

    Community is key and all politics is local hence communities run the world!

    February 21, 2014

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