Dee Brooks

Newcastle, New South Wales


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Dee Brooks
How did you know about Constellation community?
Through Rituu
The Jeder Institute
About Me:
I am a trainer, keynote speaker and event facilitator & a Director at the Jeder Institute. My background is in youth work, community research and community development and I believe in the power of tapping into the collective wisdom of a community to strengthen and build on what's already there. I provide Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) & Art of Hosting training for a range of organisations and government departments and assist with community inclusive strategic planning. I also provide professional facilitation for conferences, forums and events and I'm a founding member and Facilitator of the ABCD Asia Pacific Network, an accredited ABCD trainer, an Art of Hosting trained facilitator and a DRUMBEAT Facilitator. Lastly, I'm an International Faculty Member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A. and a Steward of the ABCD in Action Network.
My dream:
For people to mobilise their collective wisdom to work together on large social issues.
I'm proud of:
My latest DRUMBEAT group - I am working with a group of men at the local HIV Well-being Centre! DRUMBEAT is a 10 week therapeutic program which is delivered through drumming - it's amazing!
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  • Rituu B. Nanda

    Dear Dee,

    Welcome to Community Life Competence! 

    Could you add your picture as it adds a human touch to your profile? (go to 'settings' then 'upload photo')

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    Warm regards,

    Marlou and Rituu

  • Rituu B. Nanda

    Hi Dee, you have been featured in Constellation community for your valuable participation by posting a blog and sharing your experience. A big thank you!

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    grateful thank to have accepted my request Welcome to learn from you and get in touch for  nice shares ... Florence