Uncover the wealth of natural assets existing beneath the surface of your community and use them to create an enriched future for its residents. Connect and mobilise your neighbourhood’s existing skills, networks and leaders so authentic social change emerges from within and disrupts the perceptions that limit it. Asset Based Community Development offers a powerful approach to community transformation.
It releases time, effort, talents, ideas, resources and associations within neighbourhoods. It maps strengths and possibilities, creates micro-economies, connects social leaders, nurtures intuition and resilience so communities revitalise authentically from the inside out. And it maintains the interdependence, participation and rapport of residents so real, customised, lasting change can then be supported by voluntary and public sectors.
Tap diverse groups for knowledge, ideas and opinion. Draw greater commitment, contribution and understanding from different viewpoints. Generate passion, buy-in, leadership, new working practices and committed action from contrasting personalities. And watch people contribute to a collective wisdom, self-organising behaviour and clearer awareness of their challenges in a short space of time. Art of Hosting sessions offer a spectrum of conversation styles.
These styles that have formed the basis of innovative work within the UK’s healthcare, education and justice systems. They are used within EU and EC institutions, they played a key role in the Ivory Coast’s peace process and brought social change to Slovenia, Egypt and post-crisis Greece. And they can play a vital role in uniting your neighbourhood, community group or organisation.
Share your fabulous ideas, energy and gifts with other women from your neighbourhood and create genuine and lasting change together. Develop your own valuable insight, resilience and awareness to foster a new future for you and the people who live alongside you. Be a conscious, creative and compassionate community leader who grows, motivates and enables others to fulfil their limitless potential.
Created by The Orange Club, Women as Social Leaders is a transformative coaching experience that energises aspiration in women who want to change their lives and local area. It cultivates a new type of leader based on the best version of you and is delivered at the hearts of the neighbourhoods you wish transform. So contribute, collaborate and create big change in you and your neck of the woods.