Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)
Asset Based Community Development is a powerful and inclusive approach to community development. Focus your effort on discovering and mobilizing the resources that are already present in your community. When people become more productive together - they exercise their power to address problems and realize dreams!
- Learn to tap the potential of your neighborhood
- Discover how to build more community engagement and involvement
- Work on real life situations and develop action plans to take home, church or small group
- Be challenged to be a good neighbor
To register for an ABCD training event click here.
Below is a quick look at the principles and strategies of ABCD:
Finding Assets & Gifts – (learning to look at people and neighborhoods as half-full, discerning the personal gifts and collective assets within)
Uncovering What People Care about Enough to Act – (looks at how to engage in listening and learning conversations which reveal dreams and concerns that motivate people toward action)
Distinguishing of Roles People and Programs – (individuals, grassroots associations, agencies, and institutions each have strengths and weaknesses, here we discover what they are and how to strive for balancing the best elements)
Leading by Stepping Back – (helps organizations, churches, agencies to lead from a posture of humility, empowering others toward their own solutions, ideas and projects)
Mobilizing Groups to Action – (what's next after discovering common interests? How do we create opportunities to work together?)
Register for our next workshop at Warner Pacific College below: