Dee Brooks's Blog (5)

The 4 Pillars of the Jeder Institute

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

Added by Dee Brooks on December 7, 2016 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

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

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…


Added by Dee Brooks on May 5, 2016 at 6:19am — No Comments

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) explained through animation

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?"…


Added by Dee Brooks on October 19, 2014 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

One tree at a time...

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 …


Added by Dee Brooks on October 7, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Some lessons from Australia - Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)

Hi there,

My name's Dee! I have recently connected with Rituu and she has asked me to share some of my stories - I really don't know where to start, there's so many!

So, I'll start by sharing an article that was written when I was working with the Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I was hired as a community worker, to work with a team of people…


Added by Dee Brooks on August 10, 2014 at 7:16pm — 2 Comments


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