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Dee Brooks
How did you know about Constellation community?
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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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Dee Brooks's Blog

The 4 Pillars of the Jeder Institute

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 8:54am 1 Comment

This is an introduction to the Jeder Institute's 4 foundational pillars which were co-created by a number of the Collective members at Jeder's gathering 2016 in Sydney, Australia and summarised by Jeder's Vision Vanguards; Dee, Michelle and Michaela.

Click on the link below! Enjoy!

The 4 Pillars of the Jeder Institute

Connect! Don’t Collect! : The Art of Community Mapping

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 2:49am 0 Comments

The following is an actual conversation I had with the Manager of a medium sized organisation in 2008 after I had delivered an Asset-based Community-driven (ABCD) keynote presentation at a national conference in Brisbane:

Manager, “We tried that asset mapping thing! It didn’t work!”

I asked, “Could I ask what you did and with who?”

Manager, “It was a staff meeting, I drew up 6 columns (one for each asset) and asked all my staff…


Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) explained through animation

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 7:00am 8 Comments

Hi All,

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is an approach to community development, as well as a way of thinking and seeing.Here's a great clip explaining ABCD through animation - it's great!

I'm going to use it often when people ask me, "What do you actually do for work?"…


One tree at a time...

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Hi All,

I recently added a blog post to the ABCD Asia Pacific site which you might be interested in!

It discusses the importance of starting small - one conversation at a time!

We can hear a lot from people by having Learning Conversations and discovering what they truly care about...

You can find the blog …


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At 1:45pm on December 3, 2014, Hutchison florence said…

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

At 1:16pm on September 2, 2014, Rituu B. Nanda said…

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!

At 11:45am on July 29, 2014, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Dear Dee,

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